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 virtually on my doorstep and I can make sure that everything runs smoothly. Our theme this year is “Bohus Stikkning” and we will cover everything from History and Tradition to Design and Technique.
Our venue is the beautiful Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen where we will be looked after to perfection and made to feel right at home.
There will be fun and laughter, delicious food, visits to a beautiful garden and to discover new yarn, lashings of divine yarn and most importantly lots of new friends in the making.
If you fancy being part of our knitting adventure come and join us from Monday 7th May to Sunday 13th May 2018, but be quick as places are going fast. All details can be found here, or drop me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have.
Hello friends, how have you been? I hope you are enjoying summer and making the most of this gorgeous warm weather we are having here in the UK.
Time seems to be flying by and I never seem find enough to write about all that’s been happening lately, so I thought I share some photos of some special moments from the last few weeks with you…
work & play at schwabsburger wollfest in germany
karen’s birthday blanket made by my knitting group
magical weekend in brugge
painted by ‘my man’ especially for me
festival season with special people
an amazing day with ‘my girl’ at her work place
morning walk with best buddy
Last but by no means least, I have written a guest blog post over at my friend Freddie’s blog. It’s all about my wonderful experience of dyeing my own yarn. If you are interested, you can read it by clicking HERE.
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 and The Little Grey Sheep yarn, and we were all completely bowled over by Marion’s ability of 3D short row shaping (see the cat in top centre collage).
A little bleary eyed we enjoyed a last breakfast together before everyone was collected to be taken back down the mountain to Geneva airport for their journey’s home in various directions.
One last knit-in at the airport and we say:
Safe travels and thank you for being part of an amazing week of colour, yarn and friendship.
Auf Wiedersehen – Good Bye – Au Revoir … see you at our 2018 Retreat in Wales!
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 Emma’s Hampshire Yarn (www.thelittlegreysheep.co.uk). The sleeves are almost done!
Our lovely guests have been hard at work and the cowl project using short rows is coming along really well.
I love how every cowl uses the same pattern but looks so different because of the different colour combinations.
After such hard work we all appreciate the delicious meals our fabulous chefs Miska and Tomas prepare for us every evening. Today I had to go on an 8 km power hike just to make sure that all these calories don’t attach themselves to me too much.