A Romanian Retreat

Hello!

November is flying by! You know that thing, where you are waiting for a bus forever and then 3 come at once? I feel like that is my knitting life right now and after a slow start I now have ALL the projects on the go, including several hand knit designs and a very special machine knitting project with Craftsy (!) that I am dying to tell you more about, but it will have to wait.

Last month I had an amazing opportunity. Natasha of Taking a Moment in Time invited me to join a retreat in Romania as a knitting tutor. I jumped at the chance and it was a superlative trip. Words don’t really do it justice, so I will just show you a small part of what made the trip so special.

 

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My photos in no way do justice to the beauty of the experience. Many thanks to Natasha for the invitation and for organising such a wonderful week.

In addition to other exciting things, I am looking forward to sharing a new sweater pattern, designed for  Natasha’s gorgeous new Hill Farm Yarn at the end of the year.

Happy knitting,

Renée

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The Curious Handmade Country House Retreat

Hello!

The first Curious Handmade Country House retreat happened in March, and I was green-eyed with jealously that I couldn’t make it. So I was thrilled when Helen asked me if I would teach a workshop at the second retreat. I joined a stately-home full of lovely knitters for fantastic weekend at the end of October in the gently rolling hills of Cumbria, and took my camera for a little walkabout in between endless cups of tea and the coziest hours spent knitting in front of the fire.

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The next CH Country House Retreat will happen in March, just before the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Be sure to sign up for the Curious Handmade newsletter if you would like to find out more!

Happy knitting,

Rx