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Wordless Wednesday: Knitting Beach Retreat 2016

The beach, friends, knitting, seafood, yarn shop. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!

Coastline nearby
Coastline nearby.
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Thursday night, dinner.
Along the coastal trail
Along the coastal trail.
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Successful beachcombing.
Sunset, Thursday
Sunset Thursday.
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Fabric. Amazingly perfect bags made by Becky for everyone attending.
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Another view of Becky’s project bags. The inside fabric print was sea glass. Awesomeness!
Boats at bayfront (1024x652)
Fishing boats at Newport.
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Bridge at Waldport.
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Seen at Waldport.
Shopping at In The Wind Yarns (in The Shops at Salishan).
Shopping at In The Wind Yarns (in The Shops at Salishan).
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Three Salishan Cowls made by Elizabeth at In The Wind Yarns. I LOVE the top one, made in a linen blend from Juniper Moon. It shows off the stitch pattern really well.
At In the Wind (1024x798)
Aww…at In The Wind Yarns.
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Rocks near the trail.
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Love the ocean’s power.
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A moment in flight.
Woo hoo...wave action!
Woo hoo…wave action!

A huge “thank you” to everyone who came out to share this knitting weekend. I am fortunate to know such wonderful, talented and generous people, and I look forward to our next knitting retreat!

knit equals joy

Posted in knitting, Wordless Wednesday, yarn

Wordless Wednesday: Yarn Shops

I have found local yarn shops to be, often, little oases of beauty. It makes sense, really, that the owners might have an artistic sensibility and would create a lovely space to be. Here, then, I share some images of my favorites with you.

In Muttenz, Switzerland, copyright Mary Williams, used by permission.
Happy Knits Window
Happy Knits, Portland, Oregon
In The Wind Yarns Cozy Nook
In the Wind Yarns, Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Tangled Purls Christmastime
Tangled Purls, Salem, Oregon
Gossamer, Bend, Oregon

 I have a few more favorites, but, for various reasons, don’t have photos right now.  Those favorites include Knot Another Hat in Hood River, Oregon and Close Knit and the Knitting Bee in Portland, Oregon. All great places to spend an hour or an afternoon!