Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bobaknit Retreat - Day One

Okay, I always knew that my fellow Bobaknitters were fun, but this last weekend I was able to discover just how much I truly enjoy them. We had an absolutely awesome time and I can only say that I am greatly looking forward to the next one! Now really, I don't think that there is even the possibility of NOT having fun when you combine knitting with a visit to the wine country, but just in case you aren't convinced...

Friday:
Jeni and Becky picked me up at about 10 o'clock in the morning and we went to pick up Margit. We had to do a bit of shuffling with our stuff to get everything in the car since we had not only luggage and knitting, but also had a skein winder, ball winder and three spinning wheels! But our diligent chauffeurs were able to fit everything in and we were on our way. We were fortunate that we didn't run into too much traffic and in almost no time (about 2 hours with good company) we were in Napa Valley. We went to V. Sattui and waited for our fellow retreaters who were late because they stopped for Boba! After some tasting and picnic-ing we were on our way to Prager Port Works. All I can say is that if you appreciate good port you would greatly enjoy this place! Finally we were on our way to our retreat destination in Calistoga. The particular place we stayed wasn't the most beautiful or swanky place, but it was reasonably priced and with us there- who could go wrong! We gathered 'round the pool for some knitterly and spinnery relaxation...


Cookie starts a SECOND SOCK!

Jill works on her Clapotis and Tina works on a sock...

Margit is crocheting a purse...

These "dudes" were a source of much amusement as they drank their Bud Light and sucked on their cigars...

Anabel gets to relax after swimming with her daughter...


Kristi makes spinning look easy!

Tomorrow - Day 2 and ...

4 comments:

Jean said...

What fun!

Jeni said...

Let's do it again this weekend! ;)

cookie said...

It was so much fun! I can't wait for the next one either. Maybe a post-bjork sleepover is in order. Sounds like Jeni is volunteering her place! :-)

hannahbee said...

sleepover? yayyaay! i need my girls - there are way too many boys in my little hannah size house!

DAYUM! you guys had so much fun! i HATE you! :)