Knitting Getaway: Postcards

By Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner
June 12, 2018

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  • How lovely! Kelley’s sum up was charming. I want to go to camp!

    To digress only slightly. How do you pronounce shakerag? Shake-rag or shaker-ag or?

    • Shake-rag!

  • Would like to know what the pattern for the aqua sweater shown in the bread pudding picture is. Please!

    • Yes me too wants to know.

    • Oh! So sorry— I bought it and didn’t think that one through before I dressed in the morning in MN. Perhaps we can deconstruct it to figure it out?

  • I retire from teaching in 2020. Depending on when the last day of school is, I will be there that year or the next or both! Looks like a great time was had by all.

  • It think I have found my next tribe.
    ✅Sewanee (it’s hallowed ground – brother is Sewanee Military Academy alum & I’m a Camp Gailer-Macon alum)
    ✅Real Food
    ✅Lotsa yarn and fiber arts. Now I feel an urge to “Chanin” a tshirt or 2 (it won’t be the first time)
    ✅Field trips
    ✅Shakerag sweater on the needles (and I already knew the reference)
    I’m in next year.

  • Please be sure to give notice when to sign up for the next MDK Knitting Getaway. I must have missed it. I read MDK every day.

    • Me, too – looks like SO much fun!!

    • Me three…. I really want to attend. Loved reading about it.

  • What a lovely weekend it was! Thank you gals so much. I hope y’all feel like all the hard work was worth it because we sure do! #shakeragmdkgetaway4ever. #☠️

    • #Kelley4ever

      • Ditto,

  • It really was the best of times! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in it.

  • It was the best solo adventure of my life. I cat thank all of you enough! I’ already dreaming of next time. #shakerag4ever

    • Can’t, not cat. I’m stil too blissed out to proofread.

  • We came together as sisters-in-knitting with lots to talk about: “What yarn is that?” “What will you make with the yarn you dyed?” “Did I just see Ann Budd?” “Should I eat another fried green tomato pimento cheese sandwich?”
    I loved the feeling of creative community and hope to go back again. #shakeragallyear

  • Yes, do it again so this Canadian can join you!

  • My expectations for the Knitting Getaway were high coming in and, wow, did you ladies exceed them! There was so much joy and thoughtful attention to detail in all of it.
    I’m definitely counting the days until next year’s getaway! ❤️

  • Are you going to do this every year now? It looks like it was such a wonderful fun time!!! I want to come the next time!!! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your words and photos!!!

  • I do hope you do this again. I would love to come.Dorm life without a test the next day sounds heavenly.

  • What a wonderful time you all had! I so wish I’d known about it. When will the sign ups be for next year? Thanks for all of the wonderful photos and commentary!

  • So fun!!! I wanna go next year! Please tell me there’s a next year!

  • It was a lovely weekend. Thank you for all the work that went into making it perfect for us!

  • Sign me up already for next year. I want to come again. It was the best!

  • L.O.V.E.

  • I’ve been on many handweaving conferences like this—wonderful times! (Except for the college cafeteria food and 2-inch dorm bed mattresses.)

  • A weekend to remember and so energizing. Loved it. Thanks Ann and Kay and all the gang that made this an awesome getaway.

  • How do I sign up for the next Knitting Getaway?

  • That looks like such fun, and the food looks amazeballs. I am looking forward to making a Shakerag top soon, hopefully before summer is over!

    I would love the details on Stephanie from Plymouth Massachusetts’ sweater. Exactly the thing I need for myself!

    • Stephanie is sporting her version of the Shakerag Top from MDK Field Guide No. 6. She used cotton from her stash. Hopefully she will see your query and let you know what it is!

      • Hi Annie and @kay. It actually isn’t cotton, though strangely feels that way. It is Selene from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. 100% wool. Dk version of the Shakerag top. Color way is Lily Pond, but that is a club color. She has other similar lovely colors. Thank you Kay for the shout out. I missed it.

  • The picture of the dining room looks like a Dutch Old Master oil painting – at least to me. The light streaming in and the building itself are so painterly.

  • ❤️❤️❤️

  • If I had known there was whiskey bread pudding, bacon, and lamb how could I have stayed away!!! The menu is even as tempting as buying yarn!!
    Will there be a next year event, when, where so we can plan it now!!

  • Thank you to you both and Claire for a great weekend. When are signups for 2019

    • [email protected]. Add me to mailing list

      • Hi Carol, our mailing list is called Snippets, and you can sign up below.

  • These photos take me right back to Shakerag, and oh, how I loved it there!

  • what is the pattern for the turquoise top the lady is wearing with white pants?? – she is a nice large pix in the buffet line – love her top

  • Bucket list!

  • What I want to know is how you managed to find the exact right roommate for me (never mind that our names were together on the alphabetical list). I guess all knitters are nice and talented and fun to be with. it was a lovely time:: classes were dynamite, food beyond delicious, weather gorgeous, staff knowledgeable and competent. Have I left anything out? Thank you!

    • They got me a great roommate too!

  • I sent you a suggestion for an article about a similar getaway here in the southwest. Looks like you all had a wonderful time at this one. The one here will be repeated next February, but I will sign up to get info for your next one too.

  • OK
    I’m coming next year
    and That’s That!

  • Tried to comment earlier—-something went sideways. Just wanted to say PLEASE have another camp next year?? I’d so love to attend! ❤️

  • Wow, wow…I wanna go next time. Congrats to you all.

  • It was an honour to be one of the Canadians

  • This was by far the best retreat ever! Thank you Ann and Kay, and of course, the multi-talented Claire, for the wonderful experience. I miss being there and hope to return again!

  • It looks like a great time was had by all. I want to come next year!!!!

  • Thank you for a wonderful experience — highlight of my year!