5th ANNUAL KNIT ITHACA!!!
with Ann Weaver and Laura Nelkin!

November 4th-7th, 2021

SOLD OUT!

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Knit Ithaca is my flagship retreat here in my hometown of Ithaca, NY.
I've planned an extra special intimate weekend with lots of time to expand our knitting knowledge, explore the Finger Lakes Region, eat great food, taste local spirits, and knit together!


Knit Ithaca will be based at the Marriott, right in the heart of downtown. That means we’ll be within walking distance to a plethora of amazing restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, used book stores, craft galleries, and bars. Our Knitting Headquarters (KHQ) will be the big meetings rooms on the 2nd floor of the Marriott that overlook downtown. These rooms will be open from 7am-11pm everyday just for us to knit and hang out together!

The retreat starts on Thursday Nov 4th at 3pm with check-in and then a local food spread, it ends Sunday morning at 11am (checkout time). Those staying for Spa Sunday will check out Monday at 11am.


What's Included in the Retreat?

  • Local Goodie Bag with supplies to knit the 2021 Knit Ithaca design!
  • Knitting Workshop with Ann Weaver
  • Natural Dyeing Workshop with Sarah Gotowka of Luna Fiber Studio
  • Evening Jewelry Making workshop with Elaan Greenfield of The Metalsmithery
  • Trumansburg Tour with Laura to her favorite waterfall
  • Bus to Ithaca Farmer's Market on Saturday for lunch/local shopping extravaganza
  • Three Epic Knit Nights (note: there will not be a public knit night, these are only for retreat attendees)
  • Accommodations (optional)- 3 nights at the Downtown Ithaca Marriott, a lovely and modern hotel right in the heart of the city
  • Food and Meals- Local Food Welcome Spread, 3 FULL Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, and a cider tasting

Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday Nov 4th-
3-5pm-
Check In and Local Food Snack Time
5pm- UNBAGGING (and design reveal(s))
6:45 - 8pm- Dinner
8pm- Ann Weaver Presents The Story of Plied
9 - 11pm- Knit Night #1!

Friday Nov 5th-
7:00am - 10am-
Breakfast
9am - 12pm-
Session #1 (you will be split into 3 groups and either go on a tour with Laura, have class with Ann, or botanical print with Sarah)
12 - 2pm-
lunch on your own!
2 - 5pm-
Session #2
5- 7:30pm-
Free Time/Dinner out in Ithaca (PLEASE make reservations ahead of time... restaurants fill up!)
7:30pm-
Jewelry Workshop with Elaan of the Metalsmithery
9 - 11pm- Knit Night #2!

Saturday Nov 6th-
7:00am - 10am-
Breakfast
9am - 12pm-
Session #3
12 - 3pm-
Ithaca Farmer's Market
5pm-
Cider Tasting with Redbyrd Cider
6:45 - 8pm-
Dinner
8pm-
Fashion Show and Gift Swap!
9 - 11pm-
Knit Night #3!

Sunday Nov 7th-
8:30am - 10am-
Farewell Brunch
11am-
Checkout and departure for those headed home!
11am - 7pm
Spa Sunday (Bus leaves promptly at 11am! We will be back around 7pm, make reservations for dinner that night if desired!)
Spa Sunday at The Spa at the Inns of Aurora (SOLD OUT)
Includes: Transport to the Spa, 1 spa treatment (you'll sign up for this with Laura), lunch at the spa and accommodations at the Marriott on 11/7.

Monday Nov 8th-
11am- Checkout for Spa Sunday Knitters

 

Getting To/From- Ithaca is easy to get to, you can fly in and easily take an uber, lyft or taxi, you can take a bus, or drive! Hotel has valet parking available and off-site parking for guests. Guests will be shuttled from the off-site parking.

THE BOLD FINE PRINT

  • ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE VACCINATED.
  • SCHEDULE AND INSTRUCTORS SUBJECT TO SLIGHT CHANGE.... BECAUSE COVID.
  • WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL New York State and MARRIOTT MANDATED PROTOCOLS FOR COVID.
  • DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

Any Questions?
There is a thread in my Ravelry group here.
There is a thread in my Facebook group here.