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Monday, 26 October 2015

October 2015 knitting and crochet workshop with tutor Carol Meldrum

The project Carol set for the week was a gorgeous bag that could be worked in knitting or crochet, each square using a different technique. For this workshop we have 4 residential guests and 2 day girls and everyone has chosen to work their squares in crochet choosing different colour combinations from the stash of yarn.

In between the workshops we went shopping for yarn and fabric in Saintes

market shopping in St Jean d'Angely.

And more yarn shopping and sightseeing in Cognac

Carol was out for a run at sunrise in the mornings and I was out with the dogs, looking for inspiration in the lovely autumn shades.

We spent the evenings enjoying leisurely suppers of figs with parma ham and feta cheese, goats cheese souffles, warming soups and stews, followed by croissant bread and butter pudding, cheesecake and chocolate torte then a glass of wine or two in front of the log burner,

It has been a really lovely week to end the season, La Verderie feels very quiet now that everyone has gone but we are looking forward to 2016 with spaces for the knitting retreats filling up fast.

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