Waking up to rain was a bit of a wake up call that this is Wales and not Italy. It did not however dampen our spirits and we set off for a day out in the pretty town of Betws-y-Coed for some scenery, retail therapy and most importantly sampling the best cream tea in a 100 mile radius. Modelling the newly acquired Welsh blankets came quite naturally at the end of the day.
I left the group to settle into some free time that evening and dashed home for some serious home preparations for their visit to my house the following day.
Day four started with a trip across the mountains to my hometown and a visit to our beautiful Craft Centre where we all sampled the various amazing exhibitions running at present. Soon however everyone was walking country lanes to my home where I had organised an afternoon of happy time knitting. My own knitting group joined us and soon the house was buzzing with chatter, laughter and the clicking of needles. Copious cups of tea and coffee were provided as well as delicious cakes baked by ‘my girl’.
Exchanging knitting tips and admiring the work others do is second nature to us knitters, but every so often along comes a star who has a particular eye and understanding of the project matter. Everyone was utterly amazed by the work Marion had done in her interpretation of a Friedensreich Hundertwasser painting, we were all gobsmacked. It is truly a piece of art!!!
Twenty One Ladies, forty two clicking needles, lots of coffee, tea and cake = One great afternoon spent making new friends and having a lot of fun!