Saturday, May 7, 2016

Knittopia 2017 - Sign-ups

Knittopia 2016 is barely behind us, but we are already planning for Knittopia 2017.

To sign up for Knittopia 2017 please post to this thread. If we have more people interested in attending then there are spots then a lottery will be held to decide who will be able to attend.

Knittopia 2017
If you want a retreat that is all about the friendships that are formed, great food, plenty of knitting time, lots of shenanigans and laughter, and a class or two, then this is the retreat for you. If you are looking for a retreat where you will attend class after class by well known designers, and are able to shop at an onsite market place, then this might not be exactly what you are looking for.

Date: April 20 - 30, 2017

Signing up
Here is how sign ups will work this year. Between now and May 31st post to this thread and include the following information:

  1. Which Leg/Legs you would like to attend
  2. Number of people that will be traveling with you and their names. (it is not necessary for all group members to post to the thread. One entry is find for a group, I will make sure you have the same number of chances to get picked as number of people in the group.

On June 1st, I will determine if a lottery is necessary and if so I will draw the names for the people that will be accepted for the retreat.

If the lottery is necessary, the following will apply. If you entered to attend the first weekend, but if by the time your name is drawn there aren’t any first weekend spots available you will be the first person put on the wait list for that leg. If you asked to attend the first weekend and mid week you will be given the mid week spot, and put on the wait list for the first weekend.

Once it is determined that you are accepted into the retreat, whether through automatic acceptance or lottery, your 50% deposit will be due right away, and no later than July 1st. 

If you have any questions about how this will work please feel free to ask a question in your post, and I will respond within your post.

After June 1st, I will continue to take names for the wait lists. There are always people who’s plans change after they register so you still might be able to get into the retreat, but understand that sometimes you won’t know if a spot is open until very close to the retreat. Nearly everyone who was on the wait list for 2016 was given an opportunity to attend the retreat when someone else canceled.

A 50% deposit will be required by July 1st, and final payment will be due no later than October 15th.
Please contact me on Ravelry at BloomingKnitter for mailing instructions.
$150 for either weekend or mid-week - 4 days 
$275 for any two back to back legs - 8 days 
$350 for the entire retreat - 12 days - April 19-30, 2017

1st Weekend: April 20-23, 2017 - Thursday - Sunday
Mid Week - April 23-26, 2017 - Sunday - Wednesday
2nd Weekend - April 26-30, 2017 - Wednesday - Sunday

Check out on Sunday, April 30th by 11:00 am
Price includes overnight stay and loads and loads of knitting time. Classes, goodie bag, and door prizes. Please see below for meal options.
No refunds after October 31, 2015, unless the spot is filled from the wait list.

Location: Lake side cabin in Lexington, MI

Facilities: 3600 sq ft lake side cabin – 5 bedrooms – 3½ baths

Meals: Everyone will be randomly assigned to a meal planning team for each leg of the retreat they will attend. including preparation and clean up. As a group you will decide what the theme of your meal will be and how each member will participate in the meal. Two-four people will be grouped up to handle the entire meal.

Classes & Demonstrations: There will be 3-5 demonstration/classes during each leg of the retreat. The content of these demonstrations will be determined closer to the event.

Rooms: There are Five bedrooms in the following configuration:
Bedroom 1 (first floor): 1 King bed, 1 double bed - sleeps 3
Bedroom 2 (first floor): 1 King bed & twin bed – sleeps 3
Bedroom 3 (second floor): 1 king bed & 1 queen bed – sleeps 4 people 
Bedroom 4 (second floor): 1 king bed & 2 queen beds – sleeps 6 people (plus additional space for small cot or twin air mattresses - cots and air mattress spots will only be assigned to people specifically asking for them) 
Den: with futon - sleeps 1 (this space will only be assigned to people specifically asking for this spot) 
Bedroom 5 (Landing): 1 king bed & twin bed - sleeps 3

Knittopia 2016 Pictures

Knittopia 2016 was a great success. You can view some of the pictures taken at the event on Flickr.

Flicker Album

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Knittopia 2016

Wow, Knittopia 2016 is just around the corner. We have lots of classes and demonstrations planned for the retreat, in addition to LOADS of personal knitting time.

Watch for pictures to come once the retreat starts on April 14, 2016.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Knittopia 2015 - Days Away

Knittopia 2015 is just days away. I hope to upload a few pictures while we are at camp this year, but if it doesn't work look for the pictures at the beginning of May.

Friday, May 3, 2013