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  • It was the best of times during the worst of times. Fabulous job, Team Shakerag and MDK, for pulling it off so seamlessly!!

  • I’m going to Shakerag on Sunday for stitching with Susan Brandeis
    So excited to experience this bit of heaven.
    One of these years I’ll make the lottery and be picked for Knitting Getaway.

    • I am just finishing Susan Brandeis’ class here (I stayed over from the knitting getaway). You are in for a fabulous week!

    • The weather was perfect; the classes fun; the sharing of ideas and projects great but the wonderful feeling of community including all is the best!

    • I’m so excited for you, Roni! Can’t wait to hear about your Shakerag experience.

  • Sigh..I love woodsy locations…the word “winsome”…chocolate souffles…bread pudding….the Idea of entrelac if not the actual git ‘er done of it…trivets…campfires…poppyseed lemon cookies…starting a blanket (or Mitered Crosses pillow). Maybe one day. Despite my verbosity in the Comments I would be the Quiet One. And love every minute of it. (And both Ann and Kay better be there.)

    • It was my first Shakerag, but hopefully, not my last. The warmth and joy of this gathering filled my soul and my tummy. (Shout out to Caroline and her kitchen wizards!) The days flew by; with all masked, tested and intrepid with optimism, sharing so much more than our projects. Loop by loop, we were knitted together.

      • Love, love, loved it, learned so much and met so many wonderful people!

    • “Winsome” and “verbosity.” I would sit by you. My favorite words: insouciant, diaphanous, resilience, vivacious, any word but “thing” to describe a noun, and any word but “said” to describe a reply.

  • It was a magical time. Loved every minute!

  • And to come away with project ideas to last a year. New tops, a knitted skirt from @NellKnits or @Yvonnegut then the Honeycomb scarf (FG21) with Freia yarn, Sunne’s dress embroidered only on the front, the Old Friend Pullover (FG20). And sooooo many more.

    • Such a wonderful retreat! I learned lots, met many, relaxed thoroughly. It was my first MDK outing and I sincerely hope it will not be my last! *sigh*

  • You forgot to mention the unbelievably fabulous weather! Thanks all for another great year!

  • I’m thinking we all need that lemon poppyseed cookie recipe…..

  • A reading from ‘The Elements of Style’ is definitely my kind of get together. I love it!

    • Must have been the librarian in me. It just took over!!

  • Missed this year. Feel sad for myself but happy for the ones who went.

  • Got home yesterday — took a detour north to visit my Mom. All that driving gave me plenty of time to reflect/relive the knitting get away. Friends, food, fiber. What a wonderful time. The world is a better place because of Shakerag. Thanks Claire! Thanks MDK! Thanks fellow knitters and teachers!!!!!!

  • One day … she wrote, dreaming.

  • Way back when a superhero and the woman who taught me to knit had Knitting Kamp just outside of Colorado Springs and for 3 days all of the attendees laughed and knit and camped and hiked and laughed some more. We had bunk beds and we could hear the mice skittering around at night. My friend has passed away but I will never forget how wonderful it felt to just have FUN and knit

  • I’m so, so, sorry I had to miss this one! These beautiful, perfect pictures make me homesick!

  • Looks like another epic Shakerag! So sorry I missed it this year but I hope to be back, able to climb the mountains!

  • It was a wonderful few days. So many lovely people and fabulous food and patterns to ponder. Hope to return another year. Thank you MDK

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