Naturally I did some knitting - can't go anywhere without a suitcase full of knitting projects. This sock was mostly knitted in Belgium -
Appropriate given it's colour and those famously yummy Belgium chocolates :-)
I finished it in Versailles - also appropriate because of the amount of walking we did about the palace gardens and grounds ... Marie Antoinette's impossibly cute 'hamlet' ... the Petit and Grand Trianons ...
I found those colours in some yarn in the wonderful haby shop in our favourite town in Burgundy - Avallon.
Luckily, one of my daughter's friends is expecting her 2nd bub which provided the excuse I needed to buy it - bought a pattern & the needles ...
Really European style with all those stripes.
I think I was somewhat obsessed by those colours - bought this deliciously fluffy mohair in Vezelay -
I bought it from the breeder :-) she showed me photos of the goats and everything ... very lovely.
My 2 Blythe Dolls came with us!! and I did some knitting for them too ... Lillian needed a chic Parisian dress ... classic, understated elegance -
Audrey asked for a similar dress - but with bracelet length sleeves and a frilly hem "like the dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", the one that other Audrey wears with the big hat" ...
I met up with a lovely group of knitters in Paris - a knitting group I met on Ravelry . Despite my appalling lack of French they were very welcoming and sweet. As a group they had been knitting shawls and were having a Shawl Fashion Parade in the Palais-Royale. I took this shawl project but I'd only just started. I'm not entirely happy with this and it will probably get un-knitted ... not sure about the yarn - I love purple, I love green but I don't love the way they are mixing here.