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Monday, July 29, 2013

Port of Stitches 2013

Jane Thornley and I spent the last week-end leading the Port of Stitches Knitting Retreat at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel near the Halifax Waterfront.

It was a great week-end. It must have been if the two instructors can say that they had fun, too!

Jane and I collaborated on offering two workshop projects, each exploring similar stitches techniques as well as a floral theme. Here is Jane's Bloom wrap. (My pattern will be released to the public later.)

There were lots of Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden yarns for sale so that knitters could explore colour and texture.

Here are a couple of the unique and beautiful colour combinations that some knitters devised for themselves:

The retreat was also a chance to show--and try on--several of my designs, a few of which are displayed here:

They are Sumer in the City poncho, On the Waterfront drape, Mermaid poncho, and Straw into Gold shawl. At different times throughout the week-end I wore several of these, and other, pieces.

After hugs all around, we said good-bye to each other, promising another get-together next summer--at  a Nova Scotia seaside resort next time. Keep posted for details.

Posted by Ilga Leja on 07/29 at 03:26 PM
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