Wow, what a great knitting weekend we have had!! It was so much fun!!
I had a group of ten people who arrived in Camden on Friday, and we had a great knitting reception at Unique One. Plenty of wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries and homemade shortbread cookies and cheese and crackers were consumed! Then the knitters sat together in the yarn shop and got their goodie bags.
This year the goodie bags included a couple skeins of yarn, some patterns, a book, discount coupons from local restaurants and shops, the famous and fabulous Unique One promotional nail file (I swear it has its own fan club), a knitter's notebook from Bully Woolies, and a sprinkling of pixie dust to ensure perfect knitting. Everyone loved the goodie bags!
Then we made ourselves at home in the conference room at The Lord Camden Inn under the care of our knitting weekend mascot, a big sheep balloon that we named Ewie! I unfortunately forgot to get a picture of Ewie. Did anyone else snap a picture?
On Saturday we sat around knitting alllllll dayyyyyyyyy eating fabulous snacks from local area businesses. We had Mocha Espresso chocolate dip with pretzels, and Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam over cream cheese, from Stonewall Kitchen. We had a fabulous one pound box of chocolates from Maine Gathering (which, by the way, they have an amazing selection of Easter candy available right now!). We had a great candy assortment from The Village Shop, including gummy grapefruit slices, nonpareils, red whip licorice, horehound candy, and lots of others. And we had a super duper selection from a wonderful new shop in town, The Zesty Gourmet! They provided pretzels, sundried tomato tortilla chips, black bean tortilla chips, focaccia crisps, Pineapple Margarita Cheese Ball spread, Maine Blueberry Salsa, Oaxacan Pinto Bean salsa, and Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip. YUM.
We kind of ate our way through lunch on the snack stuff, but most of us went out to walk around and have a cup of soup or something during the day. Then we came back to knit more!!! It seems like the time went by so fast.
Soon it was Sunday morning, too soon, in my opinion. We had breakfast, took a group photo, and drew the last of the door prizes. This year we had four door prizes, a Shibui knitting bag, a skein of handpainted 100% silk lace weight yarn, enough for a shawl, a selection of Bully Woolies knitting kits, and a copy of Alchemy Yarns book, Destination Alchemy, and two skeins of Alchemy Silk Purse. It was a lot of fun!
The Unique One Knitting Weekend is all set for next year; you can check it out on my web site HERE. I have four reservations already, people coming back from this year's knitting weekend (geez, I guess they had fun!). I will only take 15 people, so if you want to come join us next year, come sign up early! Actually, several people are reserving rooms to come a day early, on Thursday, to squeeze in an extra day of knitting before the weekend even starts!
We had a great time and I am sorry it is over....... Thank you all for a fabulous weekend!