If I knit fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?
My friend Jane from Austin, Texas says that Suzanne Atkinson from Ontario is North America’s best kept knitting secret. Suzanne led us through knitting a quilt block (photo, left), then inserting it into Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Surprise Jacket pattern. That was Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Dayton Knitting Guild retreat. On Sunday morning, Suzanne taught a cable pattern on a seaman’s scarf. Suzanne has all of the traits of a good teacher that bring out the best in her students. She is gracious, knowledgable, patient, positive, encouraging….
In my mind, the retreat was a success on so many levels. Member shops offered a delicious supply of goodies at the yarn market. I always go thinking I’ll not spend my money. I always cave in. The Bergamo Center’s buffet was also delicious. The weather was so perfect that it atoned for the past six months of winter. Best of all, the fellowship of knitters wrapped each other in warm sisterhood. I drove home feeling strengthened, enlightened, encouraged, and loved.
Marilyn B. said:
I almost cried this last weekend, that I was not there. But, see you in June and so looking forward to it.
PS Thanks so much for your kind comments 🙂
It was so lovely to meet you. I had such a wonderful time at the retreat. I felt very welcomed there. It was a great experience to offer instruction to such enthusiastic knitters. I hope our paths cross again.
Katherine Misegades said:
We missed you too. If you need help with our New Harmony pilgrimage, just let me know what to do. I’m a willing volunteer.
Pat McCoy said:
I do know how to spell all, it’s just late and I should be in bed. Pat
Pat McCoy said:
I love hearing about Bergemo, wish I could have been there, it has always been the place to leave feeling renewed.
Miss al of you.
Love Pat ENJOY