Ladies, I'm pleased to announce our first knitting/crocheting/sewing/tatting retreat! Join us from 11am October 5 to 4pm October 6 for an action-packed weekend right on the Greifensee! We'll have the youth hostel at Fällanden for us alone (check this link for pictures of the house). We've got 4 rooms with 10 beds each, a double bedroom, and a 4-bed room. There's a giant backyard with a beautiful patio and a canoe for you adventurous crafters. And for the musical among us, there's a piano. We're also going to organize a projector and DVDs so that we can have a movie night, if desired. Additionally, there's a volleyball net, ping pong and fussball tables, a raft for the lake, fire pit.... tons of activities to fill in the gaps between crafting!
We will cook for ourselves. This worked wonderfully on our trip to the Rigi! When you RSVP, you can comment on which food/dish you'd like to contribute so that we can coordinate. We'll likely need a few people to contribute to Saturday apero, an afternoon snack, marshmallows for toasting, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and perhaps lunch.
We will have some mini-workshops throughout the weekend. Some of these include:
• Blocking Your Project - How and Why;
• All About Yarns! - a tutorial on different fibers and weights and how to substitute;
• Magic Loop demonstration;
• Intro to Ravelry - a course on using one of the best resources for knitters and crocheters!
We'll also do some yarn swapping/stash selling, and if there is interest, we can also make a swap of books and/or tools (e.g. hooks, needles). And of course, bring any works-in-progress you want! As with all of our meetups, if you're interested in learning to knit/crochet, just bring yarn and some hooks/needles and we'll help you to get started!
If you have any requests for topics or have something interesting to share with the group (tatting, for example!) then leave a comment below or contact Lindsay ([masked]) directly.
So, let's get to the price: The price will be 40 CHF per person for the whole retreat. This is payable to Sabrina BEFORE the knitting retreat. (When you RSVP, I'll contact you with the payment information.) Dayguests are welcome. Because we need to pay the rent for the house anyway (and we all use the facilities) dayguests pay 20CHF per day. To keep it organised, give a comment below (not RSVP) that you will be a dayguest and for which day.
Some final notes: We'll be responsible for cleaning up before we leave. Towels are not provided so please bring your own. It is best if you have a sleeping bag to bring, though there are linens for about 10 of us.
I hope I've covered the basics. If you have questions or comments, please leave a comment on the event page. I'm very excited for our first retreat!!
The sign up will be closed by the 22th of september. So hurry up and join us for this nice retreat!
WHO BRINGS WHAT:
• crudités+dips, and wine (Murielle)
• Schinkengipfeli (Jennifer)
• sweet + savory scones (Rachel)
• cupcakes (Jennifer)
• cheesecake (Sabrina)
• Starter: spinach-ricotta quiche and wurst-puffpastry stuff (Laura)
• Spanish omeletts (Maitane)
• Gratin dauphinois or potatoe salad (Claudia)
• gluten-free cookies (Claudia)
• cakes (Kathrin)
• salads (Sarah)
• Bread + peanutbutter (Julia)
• Butterzöpfe + coffee (Vesna)
• soft drinks, vine, beer and alcohol (Sabrina)
• friend of Maitane
• Anna (operahknitter on Ravelry)