December 9, 2009
I know that many of you have been waiting for this. I think the emails started right after our 2009 Spring Fling, and it’s finally time for signups for the 2010 version. But first, some details and a plea. Here’s the plea: please check out vacation time from work, airline prices, and any other details that need to be figured out in order for this to work for you, before signing up. Last year, we had about a dozen people cancel within a week of finding out they had a spot because of flight prices or work issues or other such things. Make sure it’s feasible for you to use the spot, before signing up to get one. (We do understand emergencies that crop up at the last minute. That’s why we also assign a waiting list by lottery – to hopefully fill in those vacancies.)
Dates: Thursday – Sunday, April 22-25, 2010
Location: Sheraton Westport in St. Louis
Guest Instructors: Wendy Johnson (Wendy Knits), Anne Hanson (Knitspot), Jared Flood (Brooklyn Tweed), and Gryphon Perkins (The Sanguine Gryphon). And of course Claudia (the Wollmeise) and her friends Dani and Maria are planning to be back with us again. They’re not teaching classes, but I know that many of you look forward to visiting with them each year!
Your weekend includes: Dessert Reception Thursday night, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, hotel room, goodie bag, trip to Loopy Central, one class (with more available for an additional fee), and two knitting lounges with snacks and beverages provided throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. (We’ll also have a separate knitting area on Thursday as people arrive, and Sunday as people depart.)
Cost: $525 for a double room, $695 for a single room. ($100 non-refundable deposit will be due by 1/31, and the balance is due by March 15th. We will set it up so that you can pay in increments each month, or pay the whole thing as you wish.) We are unable to offer day-passes or options without the hotel stay, as our prices from the hotel are figured on the number of hotel rooms being used for the weekend, and we max out our class and lounge space with Fling attendees.
You’ll be able to choose classes and room-mates after we have generated our list of attendees and when it gets closer to the Fling. We’ll send you an email when it’s time to sign up for those.
We’ll leave signups up for a week (click here to sign up) and then we will send out emails with lottery results before 12/21. We have 125 spots this year. Note – we also generate waiting lists by lottery, in case of last minute cancellations. We’ll let you know if you’re on a waiting list when the emails go out about the spots.