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Retreat

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As you can see from yesterday's photo, and this picture of Alta's aspens, we had a weekend of glorious views.  Little time was spent behind the camera lens, which is sad for the blog, but good for me. The weekend was full of friends, knitting, eating and drinking (not necessarily in that order). It was a blast.

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The Rocky Mountain Knitters Retreat is in it's 8th year, and while I've longed to attend, this is my first year of retreating with the knitters.  Lisa, standing and wearing a beautiful Fair Isle sweater, is the person with the vision of bringing together knitters at the spectacular Alta Lodge.  Our view from the patio was Mt. Baldy, golden aspens, other knitters and umbrellas that offered shade.  We spent the day knitting, looking with awe at the glorious view, and dodging the sun (or taking walk/hike if so inclined).

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Cheryl was intent on her origami knitting, while Suzy snapped a photo and I snapped one of her.  My main project was another (my third) pair of Ruth's Leafy Mitts, this one for Suzy, because I not only wanted to be a thoughtful roomy, I wanted easy weekend knitting.  One mitt was finished by the time we left. 

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The weekend was fabulous, so much so, Suzy and I have already signed up for next year. 

Comments

Oh, Margene! What a perfect weekend retreat! I'll bet you feel renewed and refreshed!

what a heavenly place to be with a group of knitters

Echoing what Kim said! It's just what you needed and I'm glad that you had the opportunity to finally go.

Do I really have to wait clear 'til next year for my second Leafy ;) xo!

It sounds absolutely heavenly! What a thoughtful thing you are to knit your roommate a pair of mitts.

What a perfect place for those mitts! I adore Aspens but they don't grow well here, darnit. I'd have them all over the yard if they did....like my ornamental grasses, they are nature's musical instruments! Glad you enjoyed your retreat!

What splendid colors for a splendid weekend. I want to put the colors in that first picture into my knitting somehow.

How wonderful! I'm so glad you were able to go this year.

The mitts were the perfect choice!

That sounds so wonderful. I'm so glad you got to go, finally! And, your mitt looks vaguely familiar;-P

I'm glad you got to go, and that it was so wonderful you're ready to go back! :D

What's good for you is good for the blog, too! I'm glad you had this special time and have plans to go next year.

xo

Yowza! What a glorious setting for friends, knitting, drinking, and eating - in any order!

I just love it when we get to hang out with our knitting buddies all weekend! What a glorious view; our colors haven't progressed to that point yet, but it is the redeeming feature of fall.

That sounds like heaven. Beautiful weather, beautiful views, kindred spirits and some knitting.

Glorious! (Bears repeating.)
; )

Great mitts. The retreat sounds lovely.

What a perfectly beeutiful day you had!!

It looks like you had a wonderful time. Would you mind saying what yarn you are using for the mitts? I love the colors and the way they are moving.

I'm super-jealous!

Me too!

Mountains and knitting...what a great combo!

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