BECAUSE OF THE CARONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS WE ARE POST-PONING THIS EVENT UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, 7 & 8.
A Knitting Weekend in Ludington
During the weekend of November 6, 7 & 8 join Nautical Yarn & guests from four Ludington Bed and Breakfasts for a knitting weekend where you will learn to knit the simple yet stylish Lakeshore Lace Tee designed by Carole Kosanovich, owner of Nautical Yarn.
On Friday night, Nautical Yarn will host a brief fitting class with a light dinner. The Lakeshore Lace Tee is a three-season tee that can be worn over long-sleeve T-shirts on cool days and over a bathing suit on hot, summer days. It doesn’t require a lot of fitting, but we will cover the basics of garment fitting. You will also knit and block a swatch to be measured Saturday morning to help you with your unique Lakeshore Lace Tee.
Saturday morning, we will begin to cover the skills required for the Lakeshore Lace Tee including Garter Stitch, 4 to 5 simple lace stitches, Double Moss Stitch, Edging lace and more. You will begin to think about your design. Do you want your tee to feature symmetry? Do you want horizontal stripes or do you prefer vertical stripes. Your Tee will be a personalized piece of wearable art, select your yarn and stitch patterns and away you go.
Skills needed: Everyone should know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Additional skills required include yo, k2tog and/or p2tog (we can teach these during class).
After lunch on Saturday, we will cover a couple more lace skills you may choose to include in your design. Following Saturday evening dinner (on your own), a knitting party will be held at one of the bed & breakfast inns in Ludington. Everyone is invited to knit with friends and enjoy refreshments.
Sunday morning, we will learn how to assemble and block the finished garment.
All classes will take place at Nautical Yarn located at 108 S Rath Avenue in downtown Ludington.
The Lakeshore Lace Tee takes approximately 600-700 yds of DK/worsted weight yarn (a kit is available for about $40). Also, size 6 needles are required, but we suggest you bring sizes 5 through 7 circular needles in 32″to 40″ length.
The cost to participate in this class is $150, plus a 2-night stay reserved at one of the following locations:
• Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
• The Ludington House Bed & Breakfast
• The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast of Ludington
• Shining Light Inn
The Weekend includes:
Nov. 6, 2020 Friday Evening Supper, Friday Evening Class
Nov. 7, 2020 Saturday Morning Class (10-Noon) Saturday Lunch Noon – 1. Saturday Afternoon Class (1 to 3) Saturday dinner on your own. Saturday Evening Knitting Reception at B & B
Nov. 8, 2020 Sunday Morning Class (10 – Noon)
Yoga Retreat at Ludington House
February 18, 19 &20
You’re invited to a relaxing weekend at the Ludington House B&B, with included gourmet breakfast both mornings, yoga with Barb each day in the B&B parlor, and hiking or snowshoeing in the nearby State Park. Or, you may want to sit by the fire in the parlor and read a good book, where hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cookies are available.
The house is close to downtown for shopping and eating dinner each evening. The plan is to arrive the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 18 (check-in is 4 PM), and depart on Sunday, Feb. 23 (checkout is 10 AM). We hope you can be there!
About the yoga
We will offer two evening sessions* of a Restorative Practice and two Traditional Morning Practices focusing on gentle movement to improve and align your mind, body and breath. The morning classes will combine flexibility, core strengthening and traditional asana (poses). The evening classes will utilize restorative poses geared to creating relaxing and peaceful sleep and reconnecting with your inner self. The weekend will be perfect for anyone, looking to de-stress and relax as well as those looking to take their yoga, balance, and mobility to the next level. No experience is necessary.
Our instructor, Barb is the co-owner of Bay City Yoga, a beautiful studio in the heart of Bay City, Michigan and has been teaching yoga for 7 years. She has trained with David Swanson and has her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification.
Barb says “Bring your yoga mat, and healthy sense of adventure!” Pack clothing suitable for yoga and cold weather hiking.
Two-course healthy breakfasts with vegetarian options are prepared. (Pictured baked oatmeal with blueberries, tropical smoothies. Room rates are discounted 25% of the summer rate.
If you have a group that would like to do this on a different date, give us and call and we will work something out. Massages are also an option if we make arrangements.
*2021 will be extended to 3 days so description may change.