Stitchville knitting retreats were born in 2010. The idea is a formulation of all my favourite things: travel, being in nature, walks, knitting, food, good company and great conversations, interesting architecture, history and quality time by myself as well as with others. The first retreat was in Saddell Castle in Scotland, followed by Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh, the Old Place of Monreith in Galloway, South Street in Devon, Elton House in Bath, Ascog House on the Isle of Bute and Castle of Park in Dumfries. All these retreats were very unique, as every group was very different. At the same time, all of them had the same threads woven into them – drawn out meals, splendid walks, relaxation, gentle companionship, knitting and creativity, and fun. This coming winter we are going to Scotland again. Watch this space!