|knitting in the studio|
|he looks so innocent|
On Monday we had a quiet day at home, sitting knitting in glorious sunshine in the morning and opting for the cool shade of the studio in the afternoon.
Projects on the go are - Sue KS is knitting a triangular shawl in Manos silk blend, kid silk haze and alpaca lace, Veronica is knitting a top down cardi in a lovely soft tweedy blue yarn from Shilasdair in their Highland Inspirations range and is also knitting a couple of rows of a lace shawl in bed every morning with her early morning cuppa when nobody is talking to her! Sue P is knitting a lovely little boys cardigan in Cygnet DK and Purl is knitting a short sleeved cardigan from the Frost Collection by Sarah Hatton and I have pinched a pattern from this book to knit a lovely loose sleeved shrug but as I wanted to start straight away (of course) have used a summer yarn - Rivage by Plassard.
|the Roman amphitheatre in Saintes|
|cowslips in the woods|
On Wednesday we went to St Jean d'Angely for a wander around the market, where the girl's bought me a lovely summer top and I bought fresh fish and seafood for supper, then a visit to the yarn shop, dress shop and kitchen shop, followed by coffee in the square and back home for lunch.
|shopping in the market|
|coffee in the square|
Onwards around the shops, buying magazines at the Papeterie, lots of window shopping and of course the wonderful yarn shop Bleu Framboise, where I managed to knock a whole tray of beads on the floor with my bag - the sort of customer I always used to hate! However, we made her day with a few sales. A quick dip into the sweet shop for gifts and then back home for champagne to celebrate Purl's 50th birthday on Sunday and tagine cooked on the windowsill followed by creamy croissant pudding.
On Friday morning there was time for a bit more knitting, birthday cake for Purl before an early lunch and then off to Bordeaux for their flight home.