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 – day five

What joy waking up to bright sunshine, blue skies and the knowledge that today there would be yarn…lots of yarn as the programme promised a trip to Black Sheep Wools near Newton-le-Willows. Happy chatter could be heard as we were driven by lovely Dennis, our bus driver, through pretty countryside dotted with sheep and bright […]

knitting retreat – countdown

Last preparations are under way as the Wales Retreat 2016 is about to start. One more sleep and everyone will arrive. I can’t wait to welcome my lovely ladies from Germany at the airport tomorrow taking them to the Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen where a warm welcome is waiting for them. Everyone is looking forward […]

knitting retreat diary – day four

  Day four was greeted with blue skies and sunshine, perfect for a little early morning knitting outside whilst watching brave people in canoes go by. First things first meant teachers inspecting progress so far now that everyone is working on the actual weeks project. Some beautiful colour combinations are emerging and even Seamus, the […]

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