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Our day at the Winery

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Fun times at Les Bourgeois Winery

We had a most excellent time at the winery this year!! 30 women joined Karen, Jessica and I at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Mo for a day. We had some good food (some really good dessert!), a great view and lots of knitting, laughter and smiles.

Jessica Dekker taught us 3 new cast ons: Tubular Cast-on, Channel Island Cast-on, Invisible Rib Cast-on. I had never heard of any of those cast ons, so this was quite a learning experience for me!! Jessica was wonderfully patient and really great with everyone, even though we sometimes were a little bit frustrated! The Tubular Cast-on was really hard to get at first, but after a quick little demo from Jessica, I got it! It’s an awful lot like Judy’s Magic Cast on.

We also had some yarn from Esther Purl Farms. Regina sent us some really fantastic hand spun yarns. And we also brought some Three Irish Girls with us! The colors that these two places manage to get in their yarns……amazing!!

We had a fantastic trunk show with us from Grace Akhrem. She had some absolutely fantastic designs! Very elegant with a touch of funk.

Thanks for joining us for the day and we can’t wait to do it again soon!!! (There’s rumor of a fall day retreat….. )

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