Emily looking gorgeous in the Brioche Wrap!

Emily looking gorgeous in the Brioche Wrap!

This afternoon we – Emily and I – will head out to Kiwi Cove Lodge to start this year’s Retreat – Brioche and Lace.

West Coast Winter colours - easy alternative for this year.

West Coast Winter colours – easy alternative for this year.

This will be my and Mad About Ewe’s Fourteenth retreat together.  Over the years, we have learned about lace – several times;  Socks, once or twice;  Beads – only once – I’ll have to work on that!  Entrelac; Moebius;  and the list goes on.  We learn on various projects and try out different yarns and share an amazing amount of information.

My first retreat as the "headline' teacher! - Teacozies!

My first retreat as the “headline’ teacher! – Teacozies!

Shetland Lace Sampler from Retreat 2011.

Shetland Lace Sampler from Retreat 2011.

Not all of the Retreat is knitting related.  In fact knitting in only the vehicle that brings the Retreaters together.  We share time; we learn about each other; and we learn about joy each time we get together.

For some the Retreat started yesterday – they booked a room a day early to get together for even more time to visit!

The view as we knit at the Retreat!

The view as we knit at the Retreat!

This sharing is the best and most amazing aspect of our craft – the joy we take in our craft and the friendships that spring from our craft!

Happy Retreating

Lynette