I designed three new patterns for this retreat and each participant got to choose one kit. Several people cast on and made a good start on their project during the weekend.
Simon spent nearly two hours on Friday afternoon winding yarn for the kits. He'd never wound yarn before but I think it's safe to say he's fairly competent now.
We kicked off on Friday with a few lace knitting basics to make sure everyone were able to cast on for their projects.
We had a total of five lessons and covered a variety of topics like reading charts, provisional and circular cast ons, knitted on edgings, blocking and much more.
On Saturday I set up a YarnAddict pop-up shop which was very popular.
Meals were included and we enjoyed tasty food and lively conversation in the hotel's newly refurbished brasserie. Most of us stayed at the hotel but a few chose to stay elsewhere in Looe. We started the weekend with a Cornish Cream Tea which was very tasty!