Located at the beautiful Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, West Virginia, the Autumn Knitter’s Weekend Getaway is a must for anyone who enjoys the company of other knitters. Make new friends or rekindle acquaintances in the tranquility and charm of this rural setting. Knitters are encouraged to participate in the planned activities, bring their current projects, take advantage of the weekend to catch up on unfinished projects, or to simply sit back and relax.
~Classes~Meet and Greet with Prizes~Goody Bag~
~Skein Exchange~Delicious Food~Chinese Auction~Door Prize Drawing~
~Relaxation and Fellowship~Knitting Kits, Accessories and Sale Items~
LET’S GET STARTED
The weekend getaway will start Friday at 7pm with a “Meet and Greet” activity, refreshments, prizes and laughter.
Classes: One or both of these offerings…..one in the AM, one in the PM?
In carpentry, corners are usually joined at 45-degree angles. Creative knitters came up with a way to emulate that mitered look in knitting with a deceptively simple pattern of decreases. The mitered squares are knit individually; however they are joined AS YOU KNIT….no having to sew squares together afterwards! We will make a four-squared, mitered pillow top or you may choose to only make one square and call it a coaster or trivet.
Reversible Cable Scarf
A request from a previous retreat was to learn cables. Wel-l-l-l-l, here we go! This three cabled, reversible scarf is a FAVORITE at Yarn and Company and although the most popular has been made from a solid colored, light worsted weight cotton, this scarf can be made out of virtually ANY yarn with just a tweak in the gauging and pattern.
Sunday’s Secret Project: We will provide the needed materials for a secret knitting-themed project that you can make and have finished before going home. What a GREAT way to end your knitting retreat experience!
~A class supply list will be sent after you have registered for this retreat with Yarn and Company
~There will be a “Chinese Auction” throughout the weekend, with the drawing held on Sunday.
~If you want to start something new, knitting kits and accessories will be displayed and will be available for purchase as well as an offering of sale items provided by Yarn & Company.
ABOUT TYGART LAKE STATE PARK
Located in North-Central West Virginia near Grafton, Tygart Lake State Park has cabins about 4 miles away from the lodge as well as 20 rooms in the lodge itself. Visit their website at www.tygartlake.com for a virtual tour and to obtain information concerning directions to their facility [about 25 minutes from I-79, about 20 minutes from Benedum Airport]. It will be a WONDERFUL place to sit, knit and enjoy the beautiful view of the eleven mile long lake, the fresh country air and the spring weather.
ABOUT YARN AND COMPANY
Located in the serene mountains of West Virginia, Elkins is the home of a truly Ewe~nique yarn shop. Catering to beginners as well as to seasoned veterans of the knitting needle, Yarn and Company is a wonderful blend of personal attention, casual atmosphere, exciting classes, friendly people, and a place to “come sit and knit”.
~This event is limited to 30 attendees….make sure to register and to make your reservation EARLY.
~Registration Fee: the $50.00 non refundable registration fee is payable to Yarn and Company with an early bird discount of $10.00 if received by Yarn and Company before August 10, 2013.
~Tygart Valley State Park is offering a special package price of $204.99 per person which includes all taxes and gratuities for two nights lodging [based on double room occupancy with both reservations being made AT THE SAME TIME ], three Saturday meals and a Sunday brunch, refreshments, all of the scheduled activities and a whole lotta fun! A single room occupancy rate is available for $291.41.
~Tygart Lake State Park is also offering a “Day Rate” of $119.19 for those who want to participate in everything but the overnight lodging. The above mentioned registration fee also applies to these individuals.
Check in time is 4pm or later on
Friday, September 20
Check out time is noon on
Sunday, September 22
(However- the conference room and the knitter freindly lobby may be enjoyed until 4PM)