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 […]

knitting retreat 2018

Hello friends, I hope this finds you well! It is high time that I told you about our annual knitting retreat. As in years past I am again organising the retreat with my dear friend Claudia (http://wollsinn.de) and this year we are going back to Wales. This is really great for me as it is […]

#retreatlog2017 – day six

All too soon the last evening came to a close, but not before we had given out certificates, brooches for taking part and tipped our wonderful chef Tomas and his lovely wife Miska handsomely for all their hard work. Claudia was the very happy recipient of the give-away pack of my Shetland Wave Hap pattern […]

#retreatlog2017 – day five

Surely not…it can’t be…the last day already!!!! The week has flown by, here are some more impressions of our fabulous week… Days one and two…getting acquainted and the beginnings of short rows. Days three and four…hiking, medieval towns and working on projects. Day five…colour theory and how to make chosen photo into knitted fabric. Soon […]

#retreatlog2017 – day four

Day four and the day started with one on one lessons of new found friends helping each other. Soon we were all back in the classroom learning about our body measurements and how to apply these to working out our own knitting patterns. Even the maestro was hard at work planning a lovely jumper using […]

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