We had a great trip out on Saturday to Nicki Trench's new venture Dancing Hens in Radlett, Herts. Nicki is the very talented author of several books on knitting, crochet, sewing and gardening, including Homemade Gifts, Cute and Easy Crochet (just published, see below) and 201 Knitting Motifs. Dany spotted the extra large teacosy for her Aga teapot and Linda found a knitted Santa.
Nicki is based at Battlers Green Farm, Radlett and offers workshops in her beautiful studio.
She was clambering over a 5 bar gate when we arrived - just tending the hens and a baby calf born the night before!
Nicki was lovely and gave Linda an impromptu lesson making a little washbag from an adorable piece of blue fabric with yellow roses. Poppy the dog and various cats hang out here too.
We were in heaven. Julie found some trimmings and bought a great knitting needle wrap.
Linda purchased a Santa with a really cute face - saves knitting him, which she has always intended to do, and Dany had a pair of Alpaca socks which are really cosy.
We were so inspired and could have stayed all day.
Thanks, Nicki, for making us all so welcome. Check out Dancing Hens at http://www.nickitrench.com/
I can't remember whose great idea this was for a day trip, but Thursday Knit and Chat girls decided to go and we joined them over there; Sally, Beryl, Susan, Sue F, Rosalind, Paula and Diane. There is a great tea shop too (The Bull Pen), but unfortunately there were too many of us to sit together. We did all get in the shoe shop at the same time though!