Special Events

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 14
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Celebrate your time at the ultimate knitting event in style at the cocktail reception on Saturday May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Sip cocktails, mingle with the knitterati and fellow attendees as we celebrate three days full of fashion, fiber and education. 


Join GRAMMY Award winning and two-time Oscar nominated singer/songwriter of Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror, Siedah Garrett as she shares with our attendees her love of knitting and crochet. "For me, knitting and crocheting represent my own little slice of heaven. It’s my preferred form of meditation and escapism, reducing the stress in my life. I’m constantly gratified by the end results, whether they are garments for me, or gifts for the people I love. Next to songwriting, it is my favorite creative outlet. In short, I crochet so I don’t kill people". Siedah will also entertain guests with a rendition of "Man in the Mirror"!

Once Siedah has inspired and entertained the room with her keynote, those who want to will break into teams for a rousing game of knitting trivia led by Carol Sulcoski and Franklin Habit, inspired by Carol's latest book Knitting Ephemera! Study up, and your team could walk away with the grand prize!

Entry to the Cocktail Reception is exclusive to the Orange Grove Getaway and City of Roses Weekender packages.

© Photo by Sean Black