This November I'm heading back to Lyme Regis to do a retreat with Devon Sun Yarns and her fabulous knitters.
Last year was my first year working with them and we had such a relaxed weekend with plenty of laughs and I'm really looking forward to doing it all again! I will teach a 3hr workshop, be on hand for knitting advice, and generally talk woolly Hats. Also included in the weekend is a yarn dyeing workshop, and extra craft workshop run by a very talented local creative, and tasty home cooked meals.
This year's workshop hasn't been decided and I'm open to suggestions... I suspect that it may have a sideways element to it, considering that everyone last year saw me knitting some of the Circled designs.
This year I've a treat for everyone coming along - a new design will be published that weekend, and it's a Hat designed from one of the DSY skeins I purchased last year. Everyone will get a paper copy to knit from while we're there.
This Hat uses a whole host of techniques and it's the perfect knit for someone that likes a mixed up construction. There's a top down element and a bottom up element and it all comes together rather nicely.
As well as hanging out with a small group of keen knitters, you also get to spend the weekend in Lyme Regis out of season. I've always felt there's something rather special about seaside resorts during winter, it's like you see their soul against the cold winter tides. Lyme Regis is special enough by itself, let alone with the views, the rented house (which is stunning) and the resident cat.
If you fancy joining us, do pop over to Devon Sun Yarn's website for more details and booking information. See you there?