Announcing Knit for Fun Retreats!

Logo_KFI haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been busy working behind the scenes. I’m now thrilled to announce Knit for Fun Retreats. After enjoying myself at knitting retreats and weekend workshops for a number of years, I had an epiphany (in the shower, no less) and decided to create my OWN retreat that distills the best parts of every retreat I’ve ever attended. I invite you to join me and a limited number of other knitters for a weekend of classes, camaraderie, fun, and surprises! For now, there will be two retreats per year, which will take place in venues across the country.

To maximize the fun factor, all lodging, special class materials, meals, beverages, and snacks will be provided. In short, you’ll be fully taken care of in a beautiful setting where you’ll gain inspiration, knowledge, new friends, and one-on-one attention from instructors, as well as have more fun that should be legal.

I love teaching and sharing all the knowledge I’ve gained over the years. A relaxed retreat setting is the best way for me to pass on the tidbits that I’ve learned along the way. To that end, I’ve created some new classes especially for Knit for Fun Retreats, classes that aren’t readily available and that students have asked me to develop, as well as some tried-and-true favorites.

The first retreat will take place April 29 to May 1, 2016 at the Park City Marriott in Park City, Utah. I’m pleased to announce that Nancy Bush agreed to be my first guest instructor. I met Nancy back in the early 1990s while editing her pivotal book Folk Socks and have enjoyed hanging out with her (and sipping whiskey) whenever I can. In recent years, Nancy’s passion has focused on Estonian knitting techniques, which she’s eager to share at the retreat. Click here for details.

The second retreat will take place September 23 to 25, 2016 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, with Galina Khmeleva as the guest instructor. I also met Galina in the early 1990s and was captivated by her personal stories about growing up in Russia and her enthusiasm for Russian Orenburg lace traditions. If you haven’t met her already, you’re in for a treat–Galina is a hoot and has a gift for making history fun. Click here for details.

To ensure that everyone has a grand experience, especially those attending alone, space is limited so don’t wait to register. Please join me in this great adventure — I looking forward to having fun with you!

Register for Park City by clicking here; register for Estes Park by clicking here.

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3 thoughts on “Announcing Knit for Fun Retreats!”

  1. Wow! I wish I could attend too, but I am from Singapore, so it’s wayyyyy out! Your Craftsy classes are the closest to me. I just got to know all about your knitting recently as I searched for socks books, and we are lucky to have your books in our libraries:) really enjoy your books.

    By the way, when is your new Craftsy class coming? It is to be launched in August, isn’t it?

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