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Monday, 1 July 2013

June knitting and crochet retreat in France

Friday was the last full day of the retreat, the girls had opted to spend the day at home to try and finish off their projects. We drove over to Burie the next village along from us to get stamps for postcards and have a coffee, then back to the studio. There was a great cheer from Lin when she finished her crochet alphabet blanket which looks fantastic.

We stretched it out on the table to block,  along with Pauline's lovely crochet flower. Margaret started to knit a very tiny mystery project, leaving us to guess what it was and it turned out to be a gorgeous woolly bunny. In the evening we all went to our friends David and Yvonne's house for a lovely relaxing supper.
On Saturday morning we waved goodbye to Margaret as she set off for the drive back to Brittanny, Lin and Pauline settled down for a final morning of crochet with Pauline declaring that she has finally mastered crochet (it looked pretty good when she arrived), but she seems convinced now!
After lunch we loaded their cases into the car and went into La Rochelle for a coffee and a quick wander around the shops, passing all the brightly coloured stalls along the edge of the old harbour.


Then it was off to the airport to say goodbye. Another brilliant week with lovely guests, lots of talking, knitting, crochet and sharing ideas.
It seems very quiet at home, with no more guests until the knitting and crochet workshop with Debbie Abrahams and Jane Crowfoot in September. Time for me to catch up with the gardening before the weeds completely take over, do some decorating and DIY around the house and design a new range of kits for KnitKits.

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