Can you knit both yarn and two groups of people together at the same time? Of course! It all happens during the week of Sandy De Master and Mary Germain’s Creative Knitting Retreat class and the companion Open Knitting Studio. Returning students, new-to-Sievers students, past and present students of Sandy and Mary, Carol Anderson, Carol Huebscher Rhoades and others “K2Tog”, picking up and knitting from year to year, working as established.
In both groups, students bring projects of their own choosing. It can be a time to focus on mastering color work as in Fair Isle knitting, starting, working on and/or finishing anything from shawls, cowls, sweaters, hats, mittens, socks, a knitted pig (it’s true!) and more. The Creative Knitting Retreat students have the addition of the excellent knitting advice, instruction, experience and fun that Sandy and Mary bring to class.
In the Open Knitting Studio, time is what you make of it. If it’s meeting to knit at the Red Cup in the morning, taking a walk along the beach, bringing along your wheel for some spinning, visiting the Island shops, dinners together or just plain knitting (although there’s not much plain knitting among this group), it’s all up to the open studio knitters.
With the knitters, it’s not just knit, purl or K2Tog, it’s the time together that counts.