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"One Stitch at a Time" August 24, 2013: 8th Annual From the Heart Retreat

Print Retreat Flyer 2013.pdf

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Did you know that the average-sized sweater consists of approximately 100,000 stitches? Seems a bit daunting to do anything 100,000 times and, yet, we continue to do it. Why? Because we love the feel of the yarn, the creative aspect of what we do, the sound of the needles and the end result. How many stitches do you think you've made in your knitting or crochet career? More than 100,000? You bet!

With thanks to Pat Allen for the idea, we are going to be using this theme of One Stitch at a Time for our From the Heart 2013 Retreat. Yes - you did read 2013!

As a kick-off to our 8th Annual Retreat, we are asking our members to put on their (knit or crochet) thinking caps and try to come up with an idea for a hat, scarf, afghan, gloves... that you would like to see modeled at our next Retreat. The 'rules' are quite simple:

You can create anything you wish provided it is something FtH recipients could use:

  • The yarn used must be 'everyday' yarn that other members can also obtain
  • The pattern must not be copied from a magazine or book (copyright issues)
  • You must be willing to share the pattern with other FtH members following the Retreat
  • You must be willing to have your creation modeled at the Retreat (by yourself or somebody else - afghans can be hung over the arm, teddy bears can be carried by a child, etc.)
  • You must complete the sample to be modeled by June 1, 2013.
  • So, starting today pick up your hook or needle, your paper and pen, and lets start on this project 'One Stitch at a Time.'

Contact Tricia Ennis (804)683-9015 or if you have questions but more information will be forthcoming as this goes forward.




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