Knitting Our Lives Together Retreat - February 6-9, 2020

November 21, 2019

Knitting Our Lives Together:
A knitting retreat for knitters of all abilities  

Northern Pines Camp & Retreat Center
February 6-9, 2020
Optional early arrival on February 5

There will be plenty of time to knit while enjoying the fireplace and good conversation, and times for mini-workshops on technique, gadgets, websites, and topics you choose.  Skilled knitters are available to help beginners and troubleshoot problems.There are snowshoes available to use and you are invited to walk around the camp and down to the lake.  There are cross-country trails nearby if you wish to bring your skis. Sponsored by Northern Pines Camp and Mary Martha Yarns.

To Register: See registration brochure
by phone: Northern Pines Camp office: 218-732-4713
by e-mail:

What are the costs?

2 nights/6 meals - $170
- 3 nights/7 meals (starting with Friday breakfast)- $205
Early arrival Wed.-Sunday, Feb. 9- $260- includes:
No meals on Wed., Breakfast and lunch on Thursday (supper on your own); Friday-Saturday-all meals; Sunday brunch

Day Use
Day Use Guests $20/day
Ala Carte’ Meals  
 Fri. supper $9.50 
 Sat. breakfast $7.50
 Sat. lunch $8.50 
 Saturday supper $9.50
 Sunday brunch $9.50 

What is the schedule?

You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday starting at 3 pm.  We won’t be serving meals but you can bring food.  We have a full kitchen for you to use or you can go in to town to one of our restaurants. You will be served breakfast and lunch on Thursday.
For those arriving on Thursday, you may arrive any time after 3 pm.  We will plan to spend time knitting and building our mini-workshop list.  Your first meal will be breakfast on Friday.  You may bring food for supper or go in to town.
Each day will include morning devotions, knitting, mini-workshops, book discussion, and more knitting.  You are welcome to take breaks to rest, hike, or ski. This time is yours to design.
Sunday morning we will have devotions and knitting time as well as Sunday Brunch.  You are welcome to stay until 3 pm.

What should I bring?

 Your knitting projects and supplies
 Pillow, Bedding and Towels unless you wish to use ours. (Extra charge)
 Personal items (comfy clothes, slippers, etc.)
 Flashlight
 Pillow or cushion for chair
 Snack to share
 Outdoor clothing for break time

How do I get to the retreat?

Northern Pines Camp is located at 20033 County Road 1, Park Rapids, MN 56470. It is 2 miles North of Park Rapids on County Road 1.

Directions from the intersection of #71 and #34 (Park Rapids): Go East on Highway #34 to County road 1 (Holiday gas station), North 2 miles on County Road 1 to camp. Camp is on the left.

From the East: Highway #34 to Park Rapids and intersection of #34 and County Road 1 (Holiday gas station) North 2 miles on county Road 1 to Camp. Camp is on the left.