Retreat Winter 2023

The Winter 2023 Crazy for Ewe Retreat is all about fit  

This retreat is all about fit.  We'll start with a Zoom presentation by designer, author, and Rowan Brand Manager, Sharon Brant. Sharon has written more than 13 books on garment fit, finishing, and more. We'll hear her from Sharon on what she considers the essential techniques for getting a garment that fits and flatters. 

Designer, author, and brand manager at Rowan Yarns, Sharon Brant seated in front of a wall of yarn.  Text reads Garment Fit with Sharon Brant

The rest of the day Saturday will be about getting an accurate set of our own body measurements and learning how to use these measurements to choose the right size to knit, as well as how to adjust patterns to suit our particular fit needs and preferences. 

You'll learn about fit, ease, garment construction considerations, and more.  

The retreat begins Friday evening at 5pm with a wine and cheese reception, followed by dinner together at the Front Porch.  After dinner we’ll gather at the shop for dessert and a fun surprise event..    

Saturday is Sharon and our workshop.  We’ll break for a yummy lunch catered by Quality Street.  We'll be on our own for dinner Saturday night. We have lots of great restaurants in town, from NY style pizza at The Slice House to trendy upscale dining at Sweetbay.  

Sunday we’ll have a Show and Share brunch at the shop - always a highlight of the retreat - bring your best FOs to show off - you'll never have a more appreciative audience!  If you don't have to rush off, feel free to hang out at the shop and knit or visit the town. 

If you're able to stay, I have scheduled a special even at my favorite bra salon Monday morning.  We'll meet at the shop and carpool up to a la Mode Intimates where we'll have a private presentation on bra fit and private measuring for bras that will make you look and feel fantastic!  

It's going to be super special and exciting weekend of knitting!  

Register now



I've reserved a block of rooms so you can choose whether you want to stay in town or head home and sleep in your own bed each night.  There are 15 rooms in our hotel block - a mix of king and double rooms.  You can book your room here  The rate is available for Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night.  Be sure to indicate how many nights you would like to book at the special rate.

It's going to be wonderful! 


Friday - arrive in Leonardtown and explore our beautiful little town. Check in to your hotel, and see the area.  
  • 5:00 pm Reception at Crazy for Ewe - join us at the shop for a glass of wine and a nibble and a first look at the trunk show
  • 6:00 Dinner at the Front Porch
  • 8:00 Dessert and fun and games at Crazy for Ewe. My favorite knitting guy, Michael del Vecchio, will lead a fun event with prizes
  • 9:00 am arrive at shop
  • 9:30 - Sharon Brant presentation and workshop part 1
  • 12:30 Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 Workshop part 2. 
  • 4:30 Workshop finished
  • On our own for dinner
  • 9:30 arrive at shop
  • 10:00 Show and Share Brunch
  • 12:30 - Retreat close
  • 1:00 -4:00 Shop is open - hang out at the shop as long as you like.  


  • 8:00am meet at shop to arrange carpool for trip to a la Mode intimates. 
  • 10am a la Mode intimates
  • 12:30 pm we'll get a quick lunch near the bra salon 
  • Everyone heads home or to the airport! 

Sound like fun?  It's going to be awesome!   Can't wait to see you!  


Non-refundable deposit of $100 due by 15 January to hold your place at the retreat.



Designated an Arts and Entertainment District, and our downtown hotel completely renovated, our own Leonardtown is a perfect retreat destination!