Monday, September 23, 2013

Pictures from Susan

Susan just emailed me some great pictures from Camp

Anne showing off her current project from Rowan #54

Candice's naughty bunnies.
Fiona busy in class.
My sister Beth hard at work.
Beth dying yarn.

Josh modelling Beth's knitting projects.

Sitting by the lake.

Friday, September 20, 2013

We're having fun

It's the first full day of Camp.

Game night was a lot of fun. The newbies weren't too sure at first but I think they had fun.

Classes are in session and I'm quickly posting from my iPad.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Weather Report

Here is the weekend weather report. It seems to be changing hourly but it looks like we will need umbrellas.

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Here

Sparrow Lake arrived today. I'm seriously considering taking it all home for myself.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sparrow Lake Part 2

Fiona and Beth have rolled out the barrel for Camp. Here are some better pictures of the mittens.

If you want to get started then please bring 3.5mm double pointed needles or 3.5mm 100cm circular to magic loop.

At the Knitters' Fair yesterday I was asked if there is Wi Fi at Bayview-Wildwood. Yes, there is Wi Fi in the main building and in our class room. Some guest rooms have it and some don't.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sparrow Lake

Surprise. Fiona has a new mitten pattern. Campers will be the first to see (and be able to purchase) the pattern.

From Fiona
They are called Sparrow Lake (after the lake at camp). The cables mirror images for each mitten and are based on what I will be teaching in the design with I-cords class.
I've asked Fiona to let me know the needle size. Just in case you want to start at Camp :)

They are knit in Sportmate from Lorna Lace's - a special colour called Sparrow Lake. Purple/blue and teal - totally my colours. Beth has dyed the yarn and it will be here in time for Camp.

Sportmate contains 30% Outlast Viscose. How does Outlast work?
Outlast technology, originally developed for NASA, utilizes phase change materials (PCM) that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort. When you begin to get too warm, the Outlast technology will absorb and store excess heat radiating from the skin to reduce overheating and help prevent perspiration. When you begin to cool down, the stored heat is released, reducing chilling. By proactively managing heat, you regulate temperature so your customers feel not too hot, not too cold but "just right."
I can't wait to see them!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Yarn Tasting

We are happy to announce that Heather, the sales manager for Classic Elite Yarns, will be with us for the weekend. On Friday afternoon Heather will be hosting a yarn tasting in the Cedar Room. Bring your needles and play with the amazing fibers of Classic Elite.

Here is a partial list of the yarns that Heather is bringing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More colour suggestions

Still needing colour inspiration for Beth's Yarn Dying 101 and 102?

Take a look at Pantone

Fall 2013 colour forecast...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekend Agenda

Thursday September 19
4:00-6:00pm    Registration in Crusader Lounge
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Meet in Cedar Room 

Friday September 20
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge for those registered for Option #1
8:00-9:00am    Registration in Crusader Lounge for those registered for Option #2
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes.  
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge    
1:00pm    Free time. Knit by the Lake. Pull up a chair in the Cedar Room. Take a nap.
4:00-5:30pm    Registration in Crusader Lounge for those registered for Option #3  
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Fashion Show in Cedar Room 

Saturday September 21
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Morning session of classes
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge
1:30-4:15pm    Afternoon session of classes
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Student Fashion Show in Cedar Room 

Sunday September 22
8:00am    Breakfast in Echo's Dining Lounge
9:00-11:45am    Classes
12:00pm    You must be checked out of your room
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge