I’ve plenty of news for you today.

I’ve just returned from a knitting holiday in the lovely market town of Ludlow.   This was the Knitsford Knitgroup autumn retreat.  We stayed in a lovely hotel, The Cliffe at Dinham, where the food was good and the wine menu perfect 😉  It was situated a little out of town, which meant it gave us just the right amount of peace and quiet for a good night’s sleep and lovely for a walk or even a run (yes, someone did go running each morning!). We worked on some projects together in self-help workshops at the local yarn shop, The Wool Shop.  The owner Jean has a lovely couple of rooms on the second floor which were perfect for our requirements and she was a fabulous host.  Holding our workshops in the shop was ideal,  we all found we needed something to help during the event and so it was extremely handy to be able to shop without leaving the premises!    The location was good as it was in the centre of Ludlow, which has plenty of lovely cafes and restaurants for lunch or just coffee and cake, a very wide range of lovely shops which are a delight to shop in with friendly and helpful assistants and a great market.  Of course the best part of the holiday is having a great time with knitting friends, we tend to laugh a lot more than knit !!

Just before I went to Ludlow I was very happy to see one of my designs in Mollie Makes issue 60.  Hexagons are my favourite shape for crochet motifs and at this time of year that means snowflakes.  So this is my design for a snowflake runner/coasters – 4 different sizes and 2 different centres mean you can make a unique Christmas centrepiece to your own design.

Photos courtesy of Mollie Makes

And today yet another exciting happening:  LoveCrochet have interviewed me on their blog and tomorrow they will feature a free download of one of my new designs – a lacy textured cowl.  Look out on their blog tomorrow for more information.

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Photo courtesy of LoveCrochet

Exciting times, eh?

Happy crocheting xxxx