I was just thinking of the gorgeous desserts that The Fern Resort offers us every April at our Yarnover Sleepover retreat. Do you remember the Butter tarts? The brownies? The Sundaes? Well, I’m always watching my weight. In fact, I almost never have dessert unless it’s at The Fern.
Now, April is a long time to wait for a treat, so I decided to work off some of my cravings with a little needle felting. Here they are!!
I spent the day felting up some macarons. I know you can’t eat them, but half of the appeal of a dessert is just looking at it. You know, “have your cake and eat it too.” Well, I just get the first half of the quotation. I can mound up my macarons and use them as a centrepiece, though and dream!!
I do need to felt up two more, however, to get a balance. I was thinking of chocolate with a coffee filling and vice versa, coffee with a mocha filling. (I put 2 in a kit so others can make a “fat free” dessert too 🙂 ) What do you think? What flavours am I missing?
Have a colourful day!!
……keeps the doctor away, maybe. I’m sure every knitter has read about the physical and mental benefits of knitting. It calms the spirit, lowers blood pressure and soothes the troubled mind. At this rate, our Yoso teachers should be the healthiest people around, given all the samples we knit for the classes we teach along with our “other” knitting.
I’m not sure about the others, but I know that I’m always “frantically knitting.” I must get this done and go onto to that!! Yikes!!
Gayle just sent me this picture of her latest sample for her reversible cables class. There will be an advanced one this year.
I’m always amazed at Gayle’s precision with the gorgeous stitches she works. This one is reversible, but not exactly the same on both sides.
Here’s mine. It started out as a sample and has ended up as a vest with vertical striping and if it looks a little like a bar code, it was intentional.
There are more…maybe in another post.
Have a relaxing day.
I thought this lovely picture came very close to expressing the YOSO experience!! Yes, we have a wonderful weekend in April, with great food, first class accommodation, a choice of excellent classes and lots of other “fun” activities. But we also have something that money can’t buy. We have the opportunity to spend time with friends; to make new friends and to be a friend.
So many of us have bonded together over YOSO’s seven years, that it makes coming back each April feel like a camp reunion. Every year, people new to YOSO may have felt like perfect strangers, on Friday only to be best friends on Sunday. That’s part of the magic of our yarnover sleepover weekend at the Fern in Orillia.
Yes, we’re about knitting, but we’re also about knitting people together. Book your next date with an old friend or a new one. April 12-14, 2019. Come and share the love.
I went on a hunting trip through Gayle’s blog posts and found this interesting piece.
Here’s what Gayle has to say:-
My husband and I were picking the colour for a carpet runner and it was clear that we were thinking, and seeing, differently. Our lovely salesman pulled out the pic you see above to explain what may be going on. I can’t credit the creator as I don’t know what the source is, but it’s fun and may be useful in some situations of discord.
Now I know why my husband always asks for anything I knit for him to be in Blue. He never wears any other colour – Oh except maybe grey or beige. It does say something about the other half doesn’t it 🙂
We’re well on our way to preparing for our 7th annual Yarnover Sleepover weekend in April. Monika brought an idea for a class to our September meeting. In fact she taught us all to knit beaded bracelets. They were so easy and so much fun that we decided “Beaded Bracelets” had to be offered as a class in April 2019. Here are some pictures!!
This is Deb Gemmel’s bracelet knit with blue yarn, pre-beaded with these lovely blue and pink beads. Deb just happened to be wearing a top that matched the colours of the beads!! Some things were meant to be.
This is Trish’s, which has some lovely mauve shells in between the purple beads. Monika carefully selected all the beads, strung them onto beading thread in a specific order so that each bead would be offset by the one beside it. I am in awe of Monika’s care and patience in doing this. She even included the findings to close the bracelets and the pearl cotton thread to knit the garter stitch which positioned the beads.
Here’s a peak at Monika’s work station. It looks like so much fun. Certainly the project was.
Both Julia and I choose red ones. Julia was wearing a red sweater, which was set off, perfectly, by the red beads. We hope to be posting our class list in early November. And we’ll be posting to our blog often. Please drop by and comment!!