Hello and a Happy New Year! I hope that 2012 will be a fantastic one all round.
At this time of year as the outside is relentlessly dark (though luckily less cold than last year, and at least the rain has stopped) one’s thoughts often turn to summer holidays. This year I am looking forward to being sidekick and knitting helper to Fiona Morris on her French Treats Holiday at Le Vieux Monastère, near to La Rochelle in France, from the 10th to the 17th of June 2012.
From the blurb on Le Vieux Monastère website:
“In 2012 we will be looking at a variety of Patchwork/modular knitting techniques, Bavarian twisted stitch patterns, textured stitches and different edgings” says Fiona. “For those of you who prefer to make projects rather than just knit samples, the stitch patterns will include a beret pattern and a fingerless mittens pattern and the Patchwork knitting can be made into a cushion cover or bag.”
There is detailed information available on what we will be doing each day available in the pdf infopack available on Le Vieux Monastère website. A good balance I think of learning, fun excursions, and time spent knitting and chatting with like-minded new friends.
Fiona has booked our plane tickets and I am already thinking about how much knitting I can get into 20kg of luggage allowance 🙂 I think my clothes will have to be very light 🙂 Places are booking up fast but I think there are still some left at the moment. I am really looking forward to it, I think it is going to be a lot of fun, and it would be lovely to see some of you there if you fancy a knitting holiday this year.
Bonnes vacances! (my French is very rusty – and not that good in the first place – so please feel free to correct me if I have wonky spelling and / or conjugations 🙂 )