It’s time for Spring Fling 2016 signups! We are so excited to host you here in Colorado again, and look forward to our time together. At the Loopy Spring Fling you’ll find relaxing knitting time, you’ll meet cool new friends, you’ll learn something new in classes, you’ll enjoy a shopping trip to Loopy, you’ll receive a fun goody bag, you’ll fill up on good food, and you’ll go home at the end of the weekend inspired and full of ideas. (The handknits that people wear plus the projects they are working on means a whole lot of new things you will want to make.) Don’t you need a weekend away? Come join us!
Dates & Venue
Thursday, April 21st thru Sunday, April 24th — with Registration starting at 3 pm on Thursday. We’ll enjoy a Dessert Buffet that evening, with an entertaining talk from author and blogger Franklin Habit. The rest of the weekend includes two days with classes, Loopy shopping, and Knitting Lounge relaxation, ending with a brunch on Sunday morning. For travel purposes, plan to arrive anytime after 1 pm on Thursday, and plan to fly out anytime on Sunday, late morning or early afternoon.
Embassy Suites Loveland (website) — this beautiful hotel is located between Loveland and Fort Collins, a 50 minute trip from the Denver Airport. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant. A full-service spa – The Spa Botanica – is available for massages, facials, body wraps, treatments, and other therapies. (Cost not included in your Retreat cost.) They also provide free shuttle service to Loveland’s popular shopping and dining area, Centerra.
Double Room for $595 or Single Room for $775 — this includes the hotel stay for Thu/Fri/Sat nights, the Thursday evening reception and entertainment, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, Brunch on Sunday, 1 class (others available for an additional fee), Goodie Bag, trip to The Loopy Ewe, and 8 am to midnight access to the Loopy Knitting Lounge on Friday and Saturday. If you are flying into Denver, there is a Super Shuttle service that you can book to transport you to and from the airport.
Great Teachers & Classes!
- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (blog) — Stephanie is the author of Knitting Rules, Things I Learned from Knitting, At Knit’s End, Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter, Free Range Knitter, All Wound Up, and The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes. She also authors the very popular Yarn Harlot Blog. Stephanie lives in Toronto, Canada and this will be her second year as one of our Fling teachers.
- Franklin Habit (blog) — Franklin is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons and proprietor of The Panopticon, one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. He has written and designed for Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Twist Collective and more. This will be his first year as one of our Fling teachers.
- Marilyn King (website) — Marilyn is the owner and designer behind Black Water Abbey yarns and patterns. She has been knitting since she was six years old, and has designed many incredible cabled sweaters and vests! This will be her first year as one of our Fling teachers.
- Joanna Johnson (website) – Joanna is a writer and designer, and owner of Slate Falls Press. Her books include Phoebe’s Sweater, Freddie’s Blanket, Phoebe’s Birthday and Green Gable Knits. This will be her first year as one of our Fling teachers.
Would you like to read about our last couple of Flings and see some pictures? (Spring Fling 2013, Fall Fling 2014) We host a Fling every 18 months, and we alternate between spring and fall. After Spring Fling 2016, our next Fling would be Fall Fling 2017. Also, join us on our Loopy’s Fling Ravelry group to catch up with other flingers and join in on the anticipation for Spring Fling 2016!
Since we typically have more people interested in attending than there are spots, we do the signups as a lottery. Before you sign up, please make sure you have checked airline prices, childcare options, time off from work, and anything else that needs an OK before you can attend. If the lottery gives you a spot, we want to make sure you do intend to come and use it! We will run the lottery and will let you know if you have a spot by December 14th. The first $100 deposit is due by January 31, and the balance is due March 15th.
Click over to sign up: Spring Fling signups
We can’t wait to have you here!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew