Retreat Update

Lucy and Woolly
It’s taken a week to recover from the Lucy Neatby Retreat last weekend. It was an amazing weekend but exhausting. I had a great trip up on the train with Sally, Justine, and Jane. Luckily we got a group of seats together and knit all the way up to King’s Lynn with our cans of Mark’s and Spencer’s cocktails. The converted barns were lovely – especially the heated floors – and it was great to meat so many people that I have known only online.

Justine and Sally
Me and Jane

We learned loads of techniques including the Channel Island and Tubular Cast On, different heel techniques, grafting using toe chimneys and perfect grafting, decorative stitches and a variety of cast offs – although I still need to sit down in strong light to try the tubular cast off again – I went badly wrong before and instead of casting off the sample top grafted it shut. I also worked out where I was going wrong with short row heels as I have been wrapping and turning my stitches incorrectly.

I picked up the Almost Saintly Socks and the Fiesta Feet patterns and several of us on the workshop are thinking of having a KAL for the Fiesta Feet socks.

Swatch 1
Swatch 2
Swatch 2
Swatch 3

We had a chance to see excerpts of several of Lucy’s DVDs and they were really helpful. I’d love to get some so will be giving details to our local library to see if they can get them for their collection – There are details on her website that you can pass to your library so they can order them.


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