The Loopy Ewe Fall Fling and a CONTEST!

We had such a fun time at The Loopy Ewe Fall Fling Retreat last weekend! Thanks to all who attended and brought smiles to our faces all weekend long. It was great to have you here.

 

We started with registration (meaning you get your fun goodie bags and a friend-scavenger-hunt sheet to fill out) on Thursday afternoon. That night was our Dessert Reception with a talk about StitchMaps from JC Briar. Despite the 130 desserts beautifully laid out that evening … I forgot to take photos. Here is a photo of the four teachers (and me) that night as I introduced them, though! L-R: Sivia Harding, Laura Aylor, Rebecca Danger and JC Briar.

 

 

We also did a Show and Share and saw so many amazing handknits and quilts from everyone. (Again – no pictures. We were having too much fun ooh-ing and aah-ing I guess.)

Friday and Saturday were full of classes and shopping trips to Loopy Central and knitting and fun.

As always, we saw a lot of amazing handknits and fun class samples both days!

 

 

Friday evening we had a PJ Party, with participants earning doorprize tickets for various project bag items and different PJ topics. We also gave out a lot of doorprizes by drawing the completed friend-scavenger-hunt slips. We ended the evening with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. As you do.

 

Saturday during the day, more shopping and more classes, and the sewing people had a lesson on hand sewing from Jenny. Then a wedding couple celebrating their reception at the hotel came in to see if we could help with fixing the bride’s wedding train on her dress, which of course we could. #jennytotherescue #alwayscarryneedleandthread

 

 

Saturday evening brought the wrapup and a lot more doorprizes given away. This year people earned tickets all weekend to add to the doorprizes they wanted to be considered for. We required a bit of a “woohoo!” from the winners and most were happy to comply. Most. 😉 Here are a few of the Flingers surveying half of the prizes, determining which ones to add their tickets to.

 

Sunday was head-home day for most everyone and we were sad to see them all go. But we heard that they all want to come back for the next Fling, so we’re working with the hotel to come up with the next dates. We will keep you posted!

We do have THREE goodie bags left for a blog contest, and that’s where you come in! Leave a comment below and tell us your ideal month to attend a Knitting Retreat (we’re contemplating options for the next one). We’ll draw three winners next week! Each winner will receive the zippered canvas tote, pattern packet, Loop Solid Series yarn and Dream in Color City Mini Skein, Loopy Bag Tag Set, Fling Water Bottle, and Loopy Notions Box – a $75+ value. Shall we send it off to you? And can you come hang out with us at the next one?

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

 

254 comments

  1. Although it seems counterintuitive, I’d love to attend a knit conference in April. By that time, I’m chopping at the bit with the kids at home. Spring is bi-polar and doesn’t allow me to be out gardening, yet.
    I could easily be distracted by pretty wool and a new pattern or two!

  2. I’m a local so I’m slightly biased but I think October really is the best month to show off the breathtaking beauty that Colorado offers.

    My second vote would be beginning of June when everything is bright green but it’s not too hot.

  3. I’m a teacher, so the best time for a retreat for me would be in the summer, probably with late July or early August working the best. One last relaxing trip right before having to go back to school!

  4. As long as I could attend and get there, any time would be a great time. I am very experienced at going to Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA each year (18 years now) and staying at the Hershey Lodge so I could take 3 days of classes. However, I have only really become serious about my knitting in the last 3 years and would love to attend a yarn retreat. My husband has Alzheimer’s so my chance of doing that is very limited. A goodie bag would be a good consolation prize!

  5. My ideal month for a retreat is September. Summer is winding down, school has started and it is not too hot to knit or quilt. Time to look ahead for the holidays!

  6. I believe the pictures of the trees on you recent email clinched the date of October for a really beautiful time to hold a retreat in Colorado. It would showcase the creative yarns that you have in stock for that time of year!

  7. I know the travel might be a bit iffy but what about Jauary? The holidays are over so there’s not much to look forward to. I think a retreat surrounded by the beautiful Colorado snow would be lovely!

  8. The best month for Colorado would be June. The chance of snow is pretty low, but there still might be some on the mountains.

  9. The best time for next retreat would be either beginning of June or towards end of September – less likely to snow in June and September!!!

  10. Maybe late summer when a lot of people have time off and it would be a fun way to not only top off your summer, but it would be like the last “hoorah” before everyone’s Kids have to go back to school in the fall. Because once fall hits, its usually all hands on deck for school, and then its back to back holidays from Halloween to New Years, and most people don’t have time to do something just for themselves until Spring Break…Soooo that’s why I think sometime in the late summer would be a good time!

  11. Oooh, I’d love to come and October seems nice because of fall color but I could make it work most anytime except March and August.

  12. You helped the bride! That’s a wonderful story – more details, please.

    Best month for a knitting retreat depends a little. February is a really good time for a pick-me-up here in New England, but if I had to travel to Colorado, it can be very unpredictable that time of year, so if you’re thinking of something for the shop, I would say April or October.

    Love the blog and updates!

  13. For me the perfect retreat time would be between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday. (I know not exactly a month, but the mid Jan to early Feb time frame.) As a pastor these are both hectic seasons and it would be wonderful to get away and spend some me time to regroup between these seasons and give myself a breathe of fresh air/new yarn/projects to knit.

  14. I’ve wanted to come to the Spring Fling for years, but the timing doesn’t work for me. I think an Autumn Hideaway would be pretty great… October is my favorite month for getting cozy and knitting!

  15. My ideal month for a knitting retreat is the one where I have enough money to pay for it! Money aside, I would prefer May or September. Thank you!

  16. January! It’s often a slower work month for me, plus I love curling up with a pile of yarn (and tea or cocoa) when it’s cold and snowy outside.

  17. I love October. For me it is a great transition from summer and a chance to relax with old friends, and those newly made, before the holidays. I don’t like to travel in the winter as the weather can upset those plans, although it would be fun to be snow-bound with a group of fellow crafters!

  18. Oh goodness, I think it would vary from year to year depending on life, but I think both Spring and Fall would be ideal times. If I had to pick a month, I think I would pick March.

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