Home From the Hills

Last weekend, I had the good fortune to teach for the first-ever Knitting in the Hills Getaway sponsored by Hill Country Weavers in Austin, Texas. Nestled in the hills outside of Austin, Romi Hill and I joined 60 students for three days of pure bliss at the Red Corral Ranch, which is a popular site for weddings.

This was a pure Cadillac experience. We were greeted by a white peacock in full regalia (a nod to the brides, I suppose).

Hill Country peacock white

Other peacocks roamed the grounds and perched in stately oaks outside the classrooms.

Hill Country peacocks in tree

Throughout the weekend, our every need was attended to, including gourmet catered meals, an on-site massage therapist, comfortable beds, door prizes, raffle prizes, blackberry margaritas, and lots and lots of hand-dyed yarn.

If you want to have a lot of fun and experience some true Texas hospitality, get on the Hill Country Weavers mailing list so you can be the first to sign up for the retreat next year.

 

5 thoughts on “Home From the Hills”

  1. I’m as surprised by the existence of white peacocks as I was to see a flock of white turkeys 50 years ago when I moved from Colorado to northern California. I thought the white turkeys were anemic because they didn’t look like the brown ones we drew at ‘thanksgiving time in grade school. Who knew there were domestic turkeys? I can’t stop staring at the white peacock photo!

  2. Ann, I’m so happy that you. Had a good time here in Texas. We loved having you here. Catherine

  3. Lin from greater Atlanta

    Boy we did have fun at this retreat. Thanks to you, Ann, for such a good class, and to all at Hill Country Weavers for such a fabulous event. Hope you hold it next year.
    Lin

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