Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
whew - i'm back from cornwall! it was brilliant, lovely, amazing fun.... and completely & utterly exhausting.
when i got up on thursday morning to finish packing, i found a helpful list from the RSA to help me get organised.
i packed & headed off to cornwall, ready to start the weekend!! i went down the day before the retreat officially started - i'd never been to cornwall before, & wanted to be able to have a little wander around on the friday.
after that, i went to meet up with some of the other knitters for dinner (& knitting, of course!).
the next day, we were all ready to start classes - my first class was with anne, learning different lace techniques by working on her marie antoinette socks. all of us had to concentrate pretty hard on our knitting - even anne!!
we were sent off after the class with some "homework" (aka sock knitting) - by the next day, some of us had made it a lot farther than others...
next it was cookie's turn - cables, travelling stitches, and short rows for 3D knitting.
there was a lot of swatching, to try out some different techniques:
as well as some helpful interpretive dance demonstrations:
(cookie & alice demonstrate cabling)
the view from the classroom window was a little distracting sometimes:
but we managed to get a lot of work done anyways (& make a lot of knitty mess!).
after all the learning, our brains were pretty much mush. & although i would have loved to stay there forever (amazing hotel, beautiful surroundings, great food, & lots of lovely knitters!) i was also pretty happy to get home & get some sleep. but if you want a review of the whole retreat - as alice would say, YAY!!!!!!
posted by tigerlilith at 5:57 pm