Lin and Margaret who are now regular visitors to La Verderie were joined by first time visitors Pam and Nina. The week got off to a bit of a rocky start with Margaret losing her handbag on the train, which meant a lot of extra work for her (and not much knitting) cancelling credit cards and reporting lost passport and driving licence, however, with her unstoppable energy she still managed to finish off a baby cardigan and make a start on the fringes for a shawl.
|Margaret's baby surprise jacket|
|Lin's cardi halfway there|
|Crochet Christmas tree|
Outings were slightly limited due to the fuel crisis in France, so we just made a trip into St Jean for the market on Wednesday morning and then a trip to Saintes on Saturday for a little retail therapy in the yarn shop where both Nina and Pam bought some of the lovely cotton yarn Gong by Plassard,
then a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre.
Lin had made a gorgeous crochet doily for each of us, and with added beads they make perfect jug covers.
The rest of the week was spent relaxing in the sunshine with our knitting and crochet, avoiding the occasional thunderstorm and going for long walks through the woods and vineyards. We had lunch in the garden every day and it was warm enough to eat outside in the evening a couple of times.
A perfect start to the year.