Saturday, October 14, 2006

Somewhere In Time - Knitting Retreat - I'm SO THERE

Remember the delicious time travel movie called Somewhere In Time? It's one of my all-time very favorite movies (and I love movies, but this is one of my top 3). Well, there's a hotel near here called The Elms that Bob and I have visited, stayed at, and loved. I went there and talked about it several weeks ago on this blog. The reason I bring it up is because the Elms really reminds me strongly of the hotel shown in Somewhere in Time. It has that same "other century" and maybe even ghostly feel to it. Woooooooooooooooo!!!! The combination of other time/romance/mystery and a slower pace that is simply delicious to my soul.

Here's a photo I took of the porch of the Elms when we were there last time:

Why, you might ask, do I bring it up now? Because the Studio yarn shop, one of the best in the Midwest, is hosting a winter retreat at where else? The Elms!!!! Yes!!! Not only that, folks, but they are having wonderful workshops such as "Cable Purse" "Gloves" "Lace Scarf" and "Free Form" -- guess which one I'm taking? If you guessed Freeform,you would be right on target. The owner, Allie, is teaching that class and I've take a shortened version of this class once before and it turned me onto the whole possibility of Freeform and it's charms. I can't WAIT to have two days of Freeform instruction. Not to mention being with my friends at the Elms.

Let me tell you, the owners and staff of The Studio cannot be beat on their pure CLASS. When I went to Stitches Midwest 3 years ago, they treated their customers (including my Mom and I) like gold. They held a luncheon for us, they gave prizes and goody bags. They are simply amazing. And their yarn is great too. So you can't imagine how thrilled I am at the prospect of attending this retreat. I am on CLOUD 9. And I so NEED this retreat, it's the weekend of January 26th, 2007. I am so THERE.

What's better than a winter weekend of knitting, friendship, girl talk, and Freeforming? Ain't nothing better than that.

I can't wait. I'm going over to The Studio this morning and signing myself up!! It's an early birthday present to myself. Even though we're still broke, going to this retreat is extremely impt to me. I hope everyone in my knitting group can tag along. I know Laura is planning on going, and my Mom. I don't know who else is signing up yet. Mary, you going? Hope to see everyone there.


Laura said...

I need to call on Monday and get myself registered, too. Thank you for the information about the suites and their prices, that really was helpful.

Elysbeth said...

Yay! Enjoy yourself! I am envious.