#retreatlog2017 #madewithloops.co.ukOh what a glorious morning we woke up to! The sky was blue and the sun was shining, nothing could be better for our day trip to Yvoire right by the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).

Everyone was in a jolly mood as we set off down the mountain and, as I knew, Yvoire did not disappoint. The cobbled streets, old houses and beautiful plants and flowers made for a stunning backdrop for a great day.

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I was looking forward to an extra treat…meeting up with a special friend…

…Annette from @myrosevalley blog. Over the past three years we have managed to meet up in the French Alps once a year for a catch up, exchange of ideas and general knit/crochet experience and we have become firm friends and true soul sisters.

We spent the day chatting, knitting and laughing a lot…perfect!

Another wonderful day filled with friendship and colour came to an end way to quickly!

Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

X.

 

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Day two and already we have had many laughs and a lot of funny moments have been shared. New friendships are blossoming and old one’s are being re-kindled, and last night the last knitters blew the candles out at 1pm.

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Today was a free day…no programme, so everyone could enjoy the surrounding area and go hiking or just quietly stay at the Chalet’s. The weather was perfect and a small group decided to join me and Julie taking the long route to Chatel. We found a lovely place to sit outside and sample some local food and wine.

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Tomorrow we are going to Yvoire for a lovely day out, but first lets see what surprises we have installed for this evening.

X.

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All our guests have arrived and are already well settled in. Canapés and Champagne were well received and after introductions an early night was had by all.

Bright eyed and bushy tailed most of us joined Claudia’s knitting yoga class at 8am as stretching our muscles and limbs seemed the perfect way to set us up for a long day of workshops and knitting.

Maestro teacher extrodinaire Claudia soon had everyone’s full attention as she set about introducing this year’s project theme: short-rows. Everyone received a very comprehensive hand-out pack and there was plenty of yarn for practice knitting available. Soon everyone had found their perfect spot for a knitterly workout.

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We have brought plenty of samples and inspirational knits with us so that everyone can check out the different short row techniques, and we are always here to lend a helping hand.

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I am already looking forward to later today to see how everyone got on.

See you then I hope!

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