This October (16th – 24th) Knit for Peace are hosting a knitting holiday in Jaipur “the pink city”, and whilst I am desperately disappointed that I have had to resign myself from the trip, I am delighted that expert knitter, knitting editor of Prima Magazine, and very good friend, Rosy Tucker, will be leading the morning knitting sessions on the shady veranda of Loharu House for the group.
This trip promises to follow the success of previous Knit for Peace knitting holidays providing a unique opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Jaipur; to experience colourful markets, ancient palaces and glimpse the real India with like-minded people in a relaxed and safe environment.
Availability is limited, so please contact Knit for Peace for further information and to book your place now.
If you haven’t yet heard of (or are not yet knitting for) the UK based charity Knit for Peace and the incredible support that they provide for people in need, globally, then be sure to look them up and find out more about the many ways that you can get involved.
We agree with Knit for Peace – that knitting is good for people in all sorts of ways – as well as being fun and therapeutic, knitting brings people together and gives a way of helping others in need, providing benefits both to the knitter and the recipient.
Knit for Peace holidays are a great way to meet people, make new friends, improve your knitting skills, learn a new technique and do something a little out of the ordinary that not only benefits you – but also actively supports a fantastic cause, including a donation to support the work of Knit for Peace so that they can continue to distribute tens of thousands of knitted items to those in need at home and abroad.
In January 2014 I was fortunate enough to be invited to lead the inaugural Knitting Holiday at the charity’s very own hotel in Mysore, Southern India.
The Green Hotel, which has been owned by the Charities Advisory Trust for nearly 20 years is a tranquil oasis of calm in the bustling vibrancy of Mysore. The spacious garden offers secluded spots to sit and knit, the home-cooked, locally sourced food is delicious, catering to every taste – and the afternoon lime soda with a slice of lemon drizzle cake is a must!
I was overwhelmed by the sensory experience of India and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough to anyone seeking a little inspiration away from the mundane.
Here are a few of my snaps from the trip which provide just a glimpse of the colour and magic of Mysore and some of the stunning places we visited and the inspirational people that we met.