Oh my goodness, I had such a wonderful time this past weekend at our guild's knitting retreat! This is what our group wore to the Saturday night knitting bingo game. Melissa, on the left, made our pajamas again, using the cutest sheep and yarn themed fabric, and Kristin, the blonde next to her, bought us our accessories. Lori and I just went along with it all. The headbands were yarn balls, isn't that funny?
Another guild member wore the cutest tee and didn't mind having her photo taken.
One of the fun things we do is eat delicious seafood while we are there and every year the number of people who go with us increases. Roz is the owner of Baa Baa Sheep, the yarn store in Norfolk that I love, and Libby and Nell, of NellKnits, both work with her, so they came along, as well as some women from the DC Metro area.
This photo includes our foursome plus some of my Thursday night knit group members. Thankfully it is the off season in the Outer Banks or we would not have been able to be seated together so easily.
The restaurant is The Blue Point and this is the view you see while you eat. If you visit Corolla or Duck in North Carolina, definitely go, the food is as amazing as the view.
The sun was setting across the sound while we waited for our food; the sound is a brackish body of water that is on the inland side of the island.
Although it was cold, a few of us were able to take a long walk on Saturday because the wind wasn't bad. This is the view looking southward.
And this is the northward view. I'm grateful I love by the Chesapeake Bay, but the beaches on the Outer Banks are breathtaking and completely different.
I tried to take another walk on Sunday but the wind was so strong I couldn't manage it for longer than ten or fifteen minutes. Still, you can tell how happy being on the beach makes me by the look on my face.
So although this was a knitting retreat, being at the beach was as important to me as the yarn. The rest of the time was spent sitting around laughing, talking, and knitting, and I am so glad I was able to go.