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Knit and Natter

The wonderful weather was perfect for our second workshop at Anglesey Abbey.  As well as our lovely ladies, we were joined by Colin, a highly accomplished knitter who is working his way through both Geronimo and Drambuie.  Other projects included kits for Duchess, Bonnie, Olivia, and Allegro. Marianne and Heather are established friends and were sharing tips for the basket weave of Duchess, then Marianne showed us her expertise with dyeing and spinning natural fibre by presenting Heather with two beautifully made balls of teal/blue/green yarn with gold thread.  (Her full range can be seen on her Etsy shop ##).  Diane was returning to knitting after a long break and so she spent the day relearning the basics, ready to embark on making Allegro.  Everyone had accomplished a huge amount of knitting before it was time for us to finish, but the prize had to go to Helen, who had nearly finished the feather and fan pattern on the back of her Olivia!  Lyn (who was also making Duchess), was delighted to be able to make something for herself.  Debbie and her sister, Sam, had booked their workshop last year and were extremely patient in waiting for us to actually arrange a venue!  Their projects of Bonnie and Allegro were progressing well despite their extremely different knitting styles although both were taught by their mother.
It was a really lovely day and as usual, the sumptuous lunch and continuous refreshments meant no one was left feeling hungry. 
Liz had brought two alpacas, Springtime who was so gentle and beautifully behaved and Dusty.  Now whether Dusty was depressed from losing her cria, or maybe she was having a bad-hair day, but grumpy?  Well yes she was and, bearing in mind she’s usually really friendly, it was a bit disconcerting!  As this was the second recommendation of Tracy to Liz, Tracy will now shush and leave it to Liz’s judgment!
Don’t forget we only have two more workshops at Anglesey Abbey,
12th November and 14th December: book now to reserve your place.

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