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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Knitting and crochet retreat in France - day 3

At last! It has stopped raining, there is a soft autumnal mist in the morning which promises to burn off soon. After breakfast we go into Cognac for a bit of retail therapy, a wander through the indoor market admiring the colourful pumpkins and flowers.
Cognac indoor market

First stop at the fabric and yarn shop for a few purchases followed by a coffee in the square in the sunshine and a trip to Casa for some knick knacks and Christmas gifts.
coffee in the square
It is warm enough for lunch in the garden and everyone moves their chairs into a sunny spot for an afternoon of knitting and crochet.
I bring out the last few boxes of stock that I want to get rid of, everyone has a good rummage stocking up on yarn and buttons.
stocking up on stash!

The projects are all growing fast, Lin finishes her crochet shrug, Pauline has nearly used up the quantity of yarn she brought along for her lace top and Margaret is flitting between her wingspan shawl, chunky jacket, knitted mouse, knitted flowers................
We all decide to start producing knitted/crochet flowers in between other projects, the colourful pile is starting to grow.

After supper of avocado and prawns, tagine and poached pears we go back to the flowers.

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