Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sad it's over

It was hard going back to work yesterday.

Thanks to all the Campers who joined us. We had a great time. We definitely couldn't complain about the weather!

Here are some pictures from Beth, Peggy and myself. If you have any pictures to share, please email them to me.
 Thank you to Beth Casey and Fiona Ellis for their amazing workshops.






















Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weather Report


It looks like we are going to have a beautiful weekend by the lake.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Camp Agenda


Thursday September 21
4:00-6:00pm    Registration in Crusader Lounge
6:00pm    Dinner in Echo's Dining Lounge
8:00pm    Meet in Cedar Room 

Friday September 22
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    Colour Duet - meet in Cedar Room
12:00pm    Lunch in Echo's Dining Lounge    
1:15pm   Continuation of Colour Duet.
4:00-6:00pm    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 23
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 24
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

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Beth's Classes

You will be dying yarn outside for Beth's classes. Please wear old clothes just in case. Bring something warm as well. It could be cool the weekend of Camp.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fiona's Homework

Camp will be here before we know it.

There are two large boxes in the store that have been filled with 'stuff' for Camp. (It's a surprise!) Our suppliers have been sending amazing gifts for the goodie bags and door prizes.

-Blue Sky Fibers
-Knitting Fever, Inc.
-SweetGeorgia Yarns
-Madelinetosh
-Ambah O'Brien

There will be a lot more coming. Make sure you have extra room in your car to bring everything home.





Here is the homework for Fiona's classes.
Fun with Entrelac
Materials: 2 part balls of different colour medium weight yarn and yarn appropriate needles.
-double knitting weight yarn and 4mm needles OR
-worsted weight yarn and 4.5mm-5mm needles
Homework: none.

Dropped Stitches
Materials: Piece worked for homework, rem of the same ball of yarn & needles, 2-4 stitch markers, blunt ended sewing needle. Usual tool kits, pencil & paper.
Homework: Using a smooth DK weight yarn and appropriate needles (3.75mm, 4mm or 4.5mm depending on whether you knit loose, to tension or tight), cast on 32 sts. Work 2 rows in seed st, then work 1-2ins in stockinette, leave the piece on the needles for class.

Button Up & Zip It
Materials: Ball of medium weight yarn and appropriate needles, a pair of double pointed needles (DPN's), blunt ended sewing (tapestry) needle.
Homework: Two 4" square swatches worked in stockinette (gauge swatches from projects will be perfect) 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Dropped Stitches

It's just over 16 weeks until Camp. It sounds like a long time but September will be here before we know it.

Dropped stitches are a knitters nightmare but Fiona is doing this on purpose. Her class on Saturday afternoon is centred around dropping stitches.
Fiona’s latest technique fascination is with creating openwork by means of dropped stitches. In this workshop you will learn how to add them to your projects, how to have them meander and work around shaping and then go on to look at adding hand embroidery to the panels.
If you've registered for Camp, watch your inbox. Class confirmations are going out this week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Colour Duet

The brochure is almost finished. I'm hoping to have it proofread and ready to go on the weekend. We are very excited about the class being offered on Friday.

Colour Duet

Camp is all about yarn and having fun! So this year we’ve worked with our instructors to come up with something extra special.

What’s better than learning from one instructor?...how about learning from TWO?

Beginning on Friday morning after breakfast and continuing after lunch, this amazing class will harmonize instruction from both Fiona and Beth.

It will open with Fiona & Beth talking about to choosing your colours, then you will go on to dye 5 mini skeins of Shepherd Sock from Lorna’s Laces.

While one group is laying it down with Beth, Fiona will lead a jamming session looking at working with your mini skeins to use in a small project such as mittens, hat, socks or a cowl; maybe some Fair Isle? some embellishments? some cables? and of course transitions.

In the dying session, maestro Beth will be guiding you to dye your mini skeins into colours that will work for your project.

The finale of the class will be a review of what has been learned with an encore from both instructors.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Camp 2017

We've started working on the brochure for Camp and I hope to have it ready for the middle of February.

Dates: September 21-24, 2017

Venue: Bayview-Wildwood Resort

Instructors: Fiona Ellis and Beth Casey (owner of Lorna's Laces) with another instructor to be added.