For a knitter, all seasons are knitting seasons, but it seems especially fitting, and now has almost become tradition at Sievers, to offer a week of knitting in the fall. There’s really no better time to think about cozying up with a project, be it challenging or simply soft and comforting, as the colder weather settles in.
One of our two knitting favorites in October is the Creative Knitting Retreat with Mary Germain. Students have the option of a 5-day or 3-day class and they bring spectacular knitting projects to start, or continue, or finish, all with encouragement, instruction and guidance from Mary.
We considered ourselves lucky to be able to simply see these beautiful handknits in person!
Across the road in the Walter Studio, the knitting adventures continued in the Open Knitting Studio, which also had a 5-day or 3-day option. Although there’s no formal instruction, ideas and inspiration were shared and knitting solutions given by many helping hands.
In addition to days (and nights!) full of knitting, there were a few extracurricular events planned in advance, bringing both groups together. The efforts made by the coordinators resulted in an even more special and memorable week and are very much appreciated! One of those events was a meal together followed by an inspiring and fabulous fashion show. What fun!
The next afternoon, all the knitters joined together to surprise and honor Cindra for her many years at Sievers and upcoming retirement. She thought the studio visit time would make for a good opportunity to sing “If Once You Have Slept On an Island” to both groups (which she did later), but first came the recognition and appreciation from all in the room, plus gifts, cards, refreshments, warm words and to top it off, a special banner and tiara to mark the occasion.
The sun may have set on the last full day of knitting classes this season but it never sets on the good memories of spending time with knitting friends!