Wildflowers & Wool in the Colorado Mountains

I recently taught at a retreat in the Colorado mountains and I have to show you what it was like there. The folks at Maker + Stitch, a yarn shop in Edwards, Colorado, put on an incredible retreat. We got to stay in mountain "huts" (more like nice cabins to me), hike amongst peak wildflowers, and knit on the porch.


Shrine Mountain, near Vail, CO, is a really beautiful spot, but even better than that beauty was getting to meet new friends and spend time with knitters! I was so delighted to get to spend time with sewing pattern designers Rae of Made by Rae and Meg of Sew Liberated. Meg even took some photos of a new design I'm working on! (Thanks, Rae, for that great behind-the-scenes shot!)


We did a lot of knitting on that mountain, and I had a great time teaching colour work. One thing I love about retreats is how much time folks have to practice the skill we're learning. Everyone made so much progress and we had a great time photographing our works-in-progress. I even finished weaving in the ends on a pair of socks at the top of a hike, then wore them down. My new term for this is "live blocking."


So much thanks to the Maker + Stitch folks for an amazing retreat! This trip was the first Maker + Stitch retreat, but there will be more, so be sure you're on their newsletter list & following them on Instagram to find out about future events!

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