walk the line – a new shawl design

May I introduce my latest design – Walk the Line Shawl  This is my first collaboration with Fibre Artist Chrissie Day, using her beautiful 1 Farm – 1 Flock – 1 Clip yarn. The colours are inspired by Chrissie’s home high and remote in the Upper Dale where Winters are hard, Spring brings rejoicing and Summers […]

wales retreat 2018 – last day & departure

Sadly all too quickly the last day of our retreat week had arrived. We were all wondering where the last 5 days had gone and there was already talk and anticipation about next year. Last minute speedy knitting was done as everyone got themselves ready for show and tell after dinner. Certificates and Medals where […]

wales retreat 2018 – day 4

Today I want to show you the project I have been working on during the knitting retreat week. Here you see the finished yoke of a top-down jumper I am making. It was inspired by a painting by ‘my girl’ and incidentally this will also become her jumper when finished. I am using five shades […]

wales retreat 2018 – day 2

Day 2 started with joy of finished samples and eagerness to get started on the project of the week, a pair mittens designed by Claudia. Soon everyone was busy again with needles clicking and after a very hush day yesterday, today the room was filled with chatter and laughter. A big surprise was waiting for […]

wales retreat 2018 – day 1

After a good night sleep we were greeted with blue skies, sunshine and the beautiful Welsh hills which put an immediate spring into our steps. Eager and keen everyone assembled in the ballroom where Claudia gave a very informative talk about techniques used in Bohus knitting and how to apply these into our own work. […]

wales retreat 2018 – arrival day

  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and North Wales was showing itself in it’s best light. After month’s of planning, a lot of organising hard work, the arrival day of the Wales Knitting Retreat 2018 had finally arrived! Most of our 20 guests flew from Frankfurt airport, where even Herr Goethe was […]

getting our house in order

Dear Friends, please bear with me as I write this rather dry, but necessary, post about new EU regulations called GDPR coming into effect on the 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act of 1998 (DPA). So what exactly does GDPR stand for? Sadly it does not stand for… “Get Dancing […]

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