We have discovered what seems a knitter's heaven, that is if you like Oregon's high desert, hanging with and being entertained by cowboys (can I hear a hell yes!?), delectable food in the form of a 5-course meal paired with wine, and spending a weekend with fellow aspiring and/or seasoned knitters in a place that has a long and respectable family history. What I'm describing here are the highlights of the first ever Knit For Pink retreat at Imperial Stock Ranch, which is famous for eco-responsible practices in creating wool yarn, and collaborations with equally conscious designers. The ranch is settled on a 35,000 acre expanse of land in Shaniko, and the lodge that will host the stay sits right on the bank of the Deschutes River. The knitting lessons will be hosted by world renowned designer Deborah Newton, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit women's health and breast cancer care (Deborah herself is a survivor).
Other activities include: Sheep wrangling, fly fishing, the opportunity to go white water rafting, and live music by local cowboy musician Les Vaughn and his band. The retreat will take place on May 30th through June 2nd, and there are only 15 spots available, so act quick if you're interested!
For more details e-mail Jeanne: TsereKT@aol.com
- Imperial Stock Ranch
- Imperial Stock Yarn