Lost In The Woods Knitting
Retreat - Winter 2012
Friday through Sunday, February 3 - 5, 2011
Cost: $295 - Minimum deposit of $125
due with registration form. Limit 22 knitters.The
Retreat officially begins Friday with a supper at 5:30, served by Du
Nord in their dining hall, and ends Sunday with Lunch. You may
arrive any time on Friday, and you even have the option of arriving on
Thursday Feb. 2nd at no extra cost, but you will be on your own for
meals until supper on Friday. We'll be knitting in the Morning
Glory Program Center that looks out over the North Arm of Burntside
Lake from its hilltop perch.
have decided to try doing some things differently. We will offer
a particular retreat knitting project only at the Fall retreats.
For this winter retreat, we'll settle in to make progress on whatever
projects we bring. If you're looking for something new to knit,
check out the Show and Tell. So ... we're moving Show and Tell up
front and center Saturday morning when we're all fresh and in the good
light of day. Nothing's more fun to knitters than looking at
someone's knitting, hearing their story, sharing ideas, techniques and
And for more inspiration, check out the retreat shop - samples, yarns, patterns, books, needles, etc.
you are a new knitter and perhaps feeling a bit hesitant, this will be
a great opportunity to get the help and inspiration you need.
There will be many experienced hands, hearts and minds who will be
happy to help you with whatever you want to try working on.
We'll have all of our shop items for sale at our usual 10% retreat discount.
Camp Du NordFrom
Ely, drive a mile east on Hwy. 169, turn left/north on Hwy. 88, drive
2.5 miles and turn right/north on the Echo Trail. Drive about 12
miles up the Echo Trail, turn left/west on the North Arm Road and drive
about three miles to the Pine Pointe Village sign on the left.
Follow the drive up and over the hill, then down past the Morning Glory
Program Center and closer to Burntside Lake to the cabins. (See map)
and supper will be served by Du Nord in their new dining hall, which is
just over half a mile further down the main road. (Often we walk,
but we can also get a ride.) Breakfasts in your cabins.
Bring your own breakfast food including coffee and tea, paper toweling,
hand and dish soap, dishcloth and dish towels, foil, plastic wrap, and
water for drinking and coffee/tea making (the water at Du Nord has an
odor and taste). Your cabin kitchen will have a coffee maker,
refrigerator, stove and microwave. Bring your own pillow and
bedding or sleeping bag. (There are queen and twin beds with some
needing extra length bedding) Also bring towels, soap, a
flashlight, and your swim suit for the sauna. Some knitters bring
an Ott light. Remember your camera, cross country skis, snowshoes
and warm clothes. Bob Gabres, our long-time massage therapist
will again be available.
make a big effort to help ensure that everyone in every cabin or room
gets a good night sleep at our retreat. If someone snores a lot, most
other people do not sleep. Kindly let us know if you are not a
quiet sleeper and we'll try to make the best possible arrangements.
We've done several winter retreats at Du Nord, as well as one fall
retreat there. Come join us for a weekend of knitting, sharing,
learning, hanging out with old friends and making new ones, do some
hiking, a sauna, and get a half hour or hour massage. We're
looking forward to seeing you at the retreat.
Susan Saari & Anna Shallman
* We need a registration
and full or down payment before we will add you to our retreat list.
Email and phone registrations will not be accepted. Sorry, we are not
able to accept credit card payments. Registrations forms are available
by mail, or may be downloaded from our web site or from our email news
list web site. Register soon to avoid being put on our waiting list if
the retreat has filled. Please mail your registration form with your
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