Fall Fiber Retreat |13-16 October 2016
It’s already time to think about our annual Fall Fiber Retreat!
Join us for this delightful event, October 13-16, 2016 in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. This year we've added the option of an extra night (Thursday). Lodging is dormitory style, two or three to a room. Meals include three meals on Friday and Saturday, finishing with luncheon Sunday. If you're arriving on Thursday, plan on eating dinner ahead of time, or snacking when you get there, as no dinner will be served. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.
Registration for members opens 16 Jan. 2016
On the weekend of October 19 - 21, thirty fiber fanatics gathered at Camp Huston in Gold Bar, WA for our third annual Fall Fiber Retreat. We were treated to five excellent meals in the dining hall with a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains. As in past years, the majority of our time was spent casually around the fireplace, with more knitters than spinners this year. We had a table full of all kinds of adult beverages, and another table full of all kinds of delicious snacks. April came prepared for the Knitathalon with several competitive events for
teams of four. We did a crossword puzzle, a word search puzzle, decorated our wine glasses, and did a very challenging yarn identification game. Prizes were awarded, and on the last day, the winning team received gold medals! We included the quilters this year by asking them to come and judge our wine glass competition. By the end of the weekend, I think we had all gotten to know each other, which is the beauty of having a small retreat. I came home exhilarated and exhausted, with the firm belief that my fellow fiberholics are Really Good People.
This year's retreat was another blast. Fun was had by all attendees. One of this year's hits was the game 'Last Knitter Standing', in which players through a series of Challenges and Questions, 'Last Knitter Standing' will not only make you laugh, learn, and test your knitting knowledge, but will also tap into your competitive spirit. It was a lot of fun with food, wine and laughter. Be sure to look for the sign up for lottery spots for the 2012 Fall Retreat. We can assure you that fun and laughs will be on the agenda!
The retreat was pretty laid back, it was a weekend of great food, and a whole lot of sitting around knitting. We had an organized wine tasting, but other than this we did not have any organized activities, everything was impromptu. At one point we ended up going around the room and everyone shared what kind of knitting bag they had. In the evenings, we played a lot of games in small groups.
It's a retreat, not a workshop, so it was very relaxed. Some people went hiking, some brought spinning wheels and spun, it was an unorganized, relaxed gathering.
The best part about it was not having to cook, and having delicious meals prepared for us. I am looking forward to hopefully attending the retreat in October 2011.