The idea came about when Karen began talking of retreats, workshops and other off-site activities: She wanted to further the art of knitting by bringing legendary talent to a local venue for our faithful customers to learn from and enjoy. Hey - I think I just wrote a 'mission statement.
Grey Heron is a small LYS in a small town, making some event ideas just to grandiose to be manageable and/or successful given those parameters.
And so - we rented the just-right-sized, historic Ravenna Hall in the heart of the picturesque Beaver Valley, asked Deb Gemmell to teach a day-long workshop, planned food, goodie bags and door prizes - and called it Knitfest 2011.
19 knitters signed up. Given that Deb did this same workshop in Ottawa in the spring to 15 knitters, we were thrilled with that number of registrants. Some, like my Meaford friends came from close by, others drove for over an hour to attend.
There was food and fun. Laughter and
It was a great day. Hmmm. Is it too early to start thinking about Knitfest 2012?
Just a great day!