Friday, July 31, 2009

WHY I LOVE THE ANNUAL KR RETREAT

Let me count the ways
1. A veritable treasure trove knitting experiences
2. An unrivaled group of people, each one kinder, wiser, funnier, and more talented than the next
3. A long weekend away from homely cares, having my meals appear magically and just as magically whisked away, my bed made, magic towel bars that replenish themselves with fresh towels and the amazing self-cleaning room and bath
4. My annual yarn purge (without which, I would be in imminent danger of becoming the subject of an A&E Intervention episode. Seriously, how do I manage to accumulate so much yarn in a year's time? (rhetorical) We all know the answer. To date I have 10 XL Space Bags stacked and ready to go.
5. I discover all of the projects still on the needles. Some are removed, the rest will stay surfaced one last year. If at the end of the year, they are not finished, they will be cannibalized, the yarn to go to KR next year or kept for something new.
6. Seeing all of my old friends and meeting future friends. Because after all, yarn can delight you, warm you, teach you, even sooth you, but I've never met a skein that could make me laugh!

5 comments:

Mary said...

One reason I love the KR Retreat is because you'll be there, Rosi!

CPAKnit said...

I love the KR retreat, too. So glad I can come this year. Rosi, you reminded me to make sure I hit the swap table right after your arrival. You always put lots of goodies out. (I will never forget the new "Gathering of Lace" book you handed over to me the first time we met). Can't wait to see you and everyone else.

Martha said...

Sweet Rosi,

Cannot wait to see & hug you & hear
about you!!

XOXO

NutmegOwl said...

We have missed you, Rosi! And it has NOTHING to do with all of that gifting you do. It's just YOU.

rho said...

I'm still so jealous that you all are going and I'm not - but we are leaving Wed for our vacation and I will have to console myself with the food appearing and disappearing and towel and a pool in the hotel - oh and maybe a drink or two ;)

but I will miss you all ....