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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Knitting and crochet retreat in France

The last retreat for this year has a soggy start with pouring rain. After the retreat last week, we made a flying visit back to the UK, returning to La Verderie on Friday with the first guest arriving the next day. Culli drove down to Bordeaux on Saturday to pick up Lin and bring her home, she is staying a extra night at the beginning and end of the retreat to tie in with the flights from Bristol. Lin has brought with her masses of inspiration and various crochet projects, it promises to be a good week.
Sunday morning and more rain. Pauline arrives at La Rochelle and is here in time for lunch, the three of us settle down for an afternoon of knitting. Margaret the third guest lives in Brittany, so has driven down and arrives laden with goodies. After a cup of tea, everyone is relaxed and acting like they have known each other for years, sharing ideas and tips for knitting and crochet. After supper of salmon mousse, poule au pot and chocolate creams we head off to bed for an early night.
On Monday morning it is still grey and drizzling a little but Lin and Margaret brave the elements and come on the morning walk with the dogs and I. We spend the morning on our various projects with a brief visit to Matha in the afternoon for a wander and a coffee. Lin having accused me of having no tea cosy (I do, but only for my big teapot) has volunteered to crochet me one, which she does in no time at all and it looks fab!
my new tea cosy

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