Come Away With Me! Join Interweave Escapes at the Imperial River Company in Oregon
It seems I have a thing for the Pacific Northwest—the last Interweave Escapes I attended whisked me away to a small island off the coast of Vancouver, Canada. There I discovered a beautiful city rich in culture and food, then hopped a ferry with my traveling companions to Galiano Island, a rural, idyllic refuge away from the noise and stress of the greater world. It was the best of both a city and country escape. So when I was offered the chance to attend another Interweave Escapes, this time at the Imperial River Company Lodge in Oregon, I did not hesitate to say, “YES!”
Imagine this: we land in Portland, Oregon, a city bursting with quirkiness, food, beer, wine, culture, Powell’s Books, and most of all, yarn! We’ll take a stroll to the headquarters of Brooklyn Tweed to meet Jared Flood, founder and creative director, and chat with him over Voodoo Donuts and local coffee before we head into the coveted BT warehouse for a bit of wooly yarn shopping.
(I was delighted to find out Escapes attendees get a 20% discount on all yarn purchases!) It is no secret that I am a Brooklyn Tweedhead, so you’ll all have to race me into to the warehouse to get the good stuff. Just kidding… maybe.
After loading up our bags with the good stuff, we’ll head east to the picturesque Deschutes River area, where you’ll check into the luxurious Imperial River Company Lodge. There we’ll take workshops with knitting expert Vicki Twigg on Twigg Stitch—a fascinating blend of reversible and brioche knitting with a twist (Vicki invented this stitch and literally wrote the book on it. I’m excited to take this workshop: although I’m an “experienced” knitter, there is always something new to learn, and I’m eager to try this technique alongside my Escapes companions.
We’ll have ample time to stitch, chat, sip some wine in between workshops, revel in gourmet meals, music, and a trip to the inspiring and gorgeous Imperial Stock Ranch.
Won’t you join me on this getaway of a lifetime? I hope you do. See you in Oregon.
Meghan Babin, editor of Interweave Knits