SAVE THE DATE!
Join Magpie Knits and amazing Blue Sky Fibers for a special weekend knitting retreat at the beautiful Homestead Resort in the Allegheny Mountains in Hot Springs, Virginia, October 25 – 28, 2018!
Located across 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape, The Homestead provides an exciting array of activities no matter the season: Hiking, Indoor Swimming, Sporting Clays, Fly Fishing, Horseback Riding, World Class Golf, Tennis, Leaf Sightings and more! And for chilling-time (one of our favorite hours of the day), did we mention the Spa Treatments, Toasty Fires and Rocking Chairs? A hike and a swim or a cocktail and nap – do as much or as little as you like. Either way, knitting happiness is guaranteed!
Classes: Sara Cookson, Blue Sky Fiber Knitter Extraordinaire, will give us an overview of their company, their design processes and a glimpse into how they source their yarns and what it takes to get it to market. Sara will also discuss Blue Sky’s design methodology for their garments.
Classes will take place Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons will be yours to have an awesome adventure, partake in some spa relaxation or join us for help with your latest project. The main class will be a colorwork class where we’ll learn some important skills for two-handed colorwork with Blue Sky Woolstok, an amazing worsted yarn that has great stitch definition and a wide array of colors. Sara will bring several mini skeins so we can incorporate different colors into our projects — hats for beginners and mittens for the more adventurous! We will also have Blue Sky’s amazing Woolstok jumbo yarn with us, that we can use to make a small rug (either by hand or with size 100 needles). We can’t wait!
From exciting activities to comfy porch swings, customize your own knitting sanctuary with us at the fabulous Homestead — Blue Sky Fibers and the Magpies will not only have presentations and workshops, but also a fashion show and a pop-up shop with a selection of all the latest gorgeous fibers!
Retreat cost per knitter: $400 (includes one group dinner, light lunches on Friday and Saturday, presentations and workshops)
Spouse or non-knitters: $130 (includes one group dinner and the opportunity to hang with the coolest knitters on planet earth)
Room rates: $195 single; $220 double (includes famous Homestead breakfast buffet “The Art of Breakfast!”) Reserve your room now >>
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