Hello friends, how have you been? Are you enjoying the glorious weather we are having?

I have been back from Chatel in the French Alps for ten days already…goodness, how time flies! The last few days have been spent tidying and sorting out bits and bobs left over from the retreat and finalising invoices and other boring paperwork. We have started planning the 2018 Retreat already and to my joy we are returning to Wales next year.

I have started my #jojimysterykal and happy with my chosen yarn and colours, I am just about to start knitting clue number two.

This is the progress so far after clue number one…

I also managed to knit a pair of socks during my travels, and they have now gone to their happy new owner. I hope they will keep his toes snug and warm. Here I am wearing them and as you can see, they are way too big for me!

Right now I am working on May’s #12monthsofhappy dishcloth, finger’s crossed I have it finished very soon and will post the pattern at the beginning of next week.

Until then…enjoy the sunshine and happy bank holiday!

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All too soon the last evening came to a close, but not before we had given out certificates, brooches for taking part and tipped our wonderful chef Tomas and his lovely wife Miska handsomely for all their hard work.

Claudia was the very happy recipient of the give-away pack of my Shetland Wave Hap pattern and The Little Grey Sheep yarn, and we were all completely bowled over by Marion’s ability of 3D short row shaping (see the cat in top centre collage).

A little bleary eyed we enjoyed a last breakfast together before everyone was collected to be taken back down the mountain to Geneva airport for their journey’s home in various directions.

One last knit-in at the airport and we say:

Safe travels and thank you for being part of an amazing week of colour, yarn and friendship.

Auf Wiedersehen – Good Bye – Au Revoir … see you at our 2018 Retreat in Wales!

Big Hugs, Heike and Claudia

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Surely not…it can’t be…the last day already!!!! The week has flown by, here are some more impressions of our fabulous week…

Days one and two…getting acquainted and the beginnings of short rows.

Days three and four…hiking, medieval towns and working on projects.

Day five…colour theory and how to make chosen photo into knitted fabric.

Soon we will all get together for our last evening, starting with canapés and champagne, followed by last delicious meal cooked for us by our wonderful chef Tomas.

This will be followed by a show and tell, and I can’t wait to see and hear what everyone has to say and show about the past week.

I know one thing…

…Claudia would like to drive home in this!

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