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Idyllwild Women’s Weekend

Hello All!!!!!!!!!!!  I am back from the women’s weekend and it was very nice.  My Mom and I have been attending for three years now and both said this weekend was not as relaxing as those in the years past, but the two of us had fun exploring the town and working on our projects.

We stayed at the Idyllwild Inn which used to be a bed and breakfast but now we have themed rooms with access to a full kitchen.  Each group takes turns making a meal.  Mom and I teamed with some of the other ladies and made breakfast.  Our room had a western theme.


2013-03-23_11-32-57_784In the past we have stayed in the Spring room and the Fall Room.  So far we like the Fall room the best.

Though we did knit, craft, and crochet I did not finish the brown crochet shrug.  I am still working on the last sleeve and then need to put it all together.  Mom was working on a lime green sweater and needed to purchase more yarn.  Here is our little knitting circle.


My mom is the one closest to the lamp

As you can see – some had their lap tops and ipads.  Many of the women just came to drink wine and socialize which is fine, but do you now what happens when a group of women get together and have toooooo much wine???? It gets very loud.  Hence the not so relaxing part of the weekend.

Overall – it was nice.  Mom and I decided that we would give it one more shot next year and plan to sit on the patio or on the upstairs balcony if it gets too loud.  To bad – as out of the 20 women that went only about 6 of us were crafting.  Maybe the 6 of us need to start our own retreat of sorts.





TTFN – Ta Ta For Now

Well the time has come – Idyllwild “Stitch and Bitch” weekend.  This is the third year my Mom and I are attending this event.  Basically it is a group of about 15-18 women who rent a Bed and Breakfast for the weekend and craft and chat.

The location is in Idyllwild California and the rooms each have a different theme.  This year we are in the Western Room.  We take turns making dinners and breakfasts as a group.  There will of course be wine, wine, and more wine.  🙂

It is a really nice getaway and I have time to devote to my knitting projects, and of course, catch up with my Mom.  I already posted about the two items I am bringing with me here.  My goal is to complete the brown crochet sweater and to make a huge amount of progress on the pinkish knit top.  My Mom is knitting a lime green sweater vest. She was so excited when her yarn arrived that she started knitting right away.  I thought she may have it finished before we left. LOL

Well I better run, Time to pack and get things ready.  I will post pics and a recap of the trip on my return.

Tshuss!!!!!!! (Bye in German)


Idyllwild Women’s Knitting and Crafting Retreat

As you can see by my countdown calender there are only 2 more days until my weekend getaway.  I have been at a loss as to what projects to take with me.  I have finally decided on two.  A crochet cardigan/shrug that I have been working on and the knit top that I had started years ago, but had to open up due to having lost my interest and place in the pattern.

First the Crochet Cardigan –

2013-03-20_19-41-20_985The pattern is from Drops Design and if you have not yet checked out their website you should.  They have tons of free knitting and crocheting patterns.  I am using Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn in a chocolate brown shade.  I have already finished the back and one front side.  I have the other front side and the sleeves to finish.  The pattern is a bit confusing, but I am determined to see it through to the end.  I know I will finish this project while we are gone.

The knit top –

2013-03-20_19-41-52_80It is a beautiful pattern and I ordered the exact shade and yarn as indicated in the pattern.  The top has many different cables worked at the same time as increases and decreases for the neck and sleeves.  I started knitting this before I was smart enough to take notes in a notebook as to alterations I had made to the pattern and where I was in the pattern when I put the work down.  If you don’t have a knitting notebook – I highly recommend one.   I have decided to make the top not so revealing on top but other than that to keep it the same.  I plan on starting this pattern this weekend as well.

I will post photos and updates once I return.


On the needles – Crochet Baby Sweater

A co-worker is having her baby soon and I had received a kit a long time ago from the Hook and Needle club for a cute pink baby sweater.  I was delighted to finally have an opportunity to crochet this as a gift and presented it to her today.  She was delighted!



This was such a fun sweater to make, but it seemed so tiny.  It has been a while since I have seen a new born so I am hoping it fits.