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After a few very busy days in scorching heat, we spent yesterday resting our tired bones in much cooler air not doing very much at all. A little time spent at the stables, followed by a glass of ‘bubbly’ eating scones and then some gentle crochet. Just perfect!

Soon I will have to pack my case, say a sad farewell to Claudia and then hop on another plane. Another chapter of my adventure begins with a flight to Amsterdam where I will spend two days with my lovely and creative Instagram friend Marianne (@marrose-ccc.com).

I am so excited, it will be so much fun!

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Another fabulously colourful woolly day was had by all! The photos speak for themselves:

1. Stall Impressions

2. Teaching new things

3. Freeform workshop creations

A huge big thank you goes to Claudia and Anja for organising another amazing Festival for knitters, crocheter’s, weaver’s, spinner’s, dyer’s and other yarn mad people. I hope I will be lucky enough to be invited back next year!

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A big happy bonus for me, five of my closest knitting friends from the UK joined me this time. We had so much fun together, even trying to teach our wonderful waiter to knit. Our jaws dropped when he picked up yarn and needles, cast on without problems and started knitting flawlessly. Amazing!

Today will be very quiet I think as we are all a little exhausted. Maybe just a little knitting or crochet, catching up with all the news and endless cups of tea.

I think we have earned it!

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Leaving Manchester and 14C behind, I was greeted by 34c on arrival at Frankfurt. Bright blue skies, lovely sunshine and Claudia’s wonderful mum Ruth greeted me. I was instantly whisked away and driving along picturesque roads beside the mighty river Rhein, we soon arrived at Claudia’s house. I am staying in the most perfect room of all…the wool room! Slightly empty of yarn, as everything has been packed for the Woolfest, I can still feel the presence of much woolly gorgeousness that normally lives here. There is however the sample wall to be admired and on my pillow I found this fun card that by pulling the tab turns from sheep to wolf…such fun!

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Another lovely surprise was seeing Ruth’s finished project from the Wales knitting retreat. Isn’t her cushion simply beautiful?!

Tomorrow will be a long day! I am teaching first thing and then helping out wherever I am needed.

Better turn the lights off..Nosta all, see you tomorrow!

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