It didn’t seem like an entire year had passed since the Creative Knitting Retreat with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain and Carving Songbirds class with Jerry Landwehr met again at Sievers this past week and weekend. Coming together like caramel and apples, or turkey and stuffing (if you were on Washington Island over Columbus Day weekend, you know what I’m referring to…), the knitters and woodcarvers had the opportunity to savor a favorite hobby or get a taste of something new.
A lot of knitting projects were out on the tables during the week, but a main focus was spending time catching up with knitting friends.
Projects included Fair Isle knitting, lace, color knitting and working with beautiful Washington Island handspun yarn.
The woodcarvers started with a female Cardinal blank and by the end of the first afternoon had shaped the back and tail. More shaping and sanding brought the birds to life.
Creative Knitting Retreat and Woodcarving…same time, next year?