🌸Hope all is well in your patch of Crochetland?🌸
It's been raining Cats and Dogs here! I often wonder where that expression originated? If any of you cleversticks can enlighten me I'd appreciate it very much.
This week has whizzed by as I furiously hook up a storm to reach next Friday's deadline for the completed Hibiscus Tea Extension. Yesterday I made over 3000 dc's! All the while LIFE happened in the background. Many of you may already know that our beloved and legendary Johnny Clegg from Jaluka and Savuka fame and the man behind so many wonderfully unifying songs like "Scatterlings of Africa" and "It's a Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World", passed away after losing his four year battle with pancreatic cancer. His music has been the backdrop of my life for so many years, and thankfully his legacy lives on. Again, tears wove themselves into the Yarn. Good grief, this has been a very teary year so far. This has to stop!
On a positive note...it has been raining, raining and did I say RAINING! Our dams are filling up fast ahead of the dry Summer months. Our rain tanks are full to bursting. The swimming pool and fish pond have overflowed. Luckily Jaws, Nemo and Dory ( our three longest surviving Goldfish ) didn't get washed away! As a born Pluviophile, I am in my element. We're heading for our coldest month ( which just happens to be my B'day month too ) and I'm holding thumbs for SNOW! And of course, it's perfect crochet weather. I just want to make ALL. THE. THINGS!
My top-down Lemon and Ginger Fizz Sweater is coming along (aka The Gilmore Girls Project). This is very much an experimental piece in anticipation of many ( hopefully! ) future Sweater and Cardigan patterns. I'm very eager to try my hand at yarny garment designing seeing as I've been making some of my own clothes (as well as my children's clothes when they were littlies) for many years, and I've always loved "fashion"...or more accurately anti-fashion! I'm mostly off-trend though (positively anti-trend! ). 😄
As you can see, the struggle to complete WIP is real.
Today, this image caught my eye and I enjoyed putting together the colour mood. As you can see, there are quite a few colour combinations you could play around with.
wonderfully talented Members over on the Pattern Workshop Group. This gorgeously romantic colourway for the Hibiscus Tea is being hooked by Shirly Martosoewondo while she holidays in France. Lucky fish!
The upcoming FIRST EVER Cape Town Yarn Festival is fast approaching ( on Woman's Day August 9 ). I am so excited to meet some very special Yarny people and I'm saving up to make sure I don't leave without an armful of delicious Yarn (and a proper Yarn bowl). I'm going to take a gazillion pics to share with you all and get you acquainted with all our local talent.
Which brings me to some international talent. This week the Giveaway is the beautiful Sakura Shawl by Atty van Norel. If you haven't already nabbed this beauty then all you have to do to stand a chance of being one of our 3 x GIVEAWAY RECIPIENTS is leave a comment in the comment section down below (don't forget to add your Ravelry name!).
💗Please check your Ravelry Library to see if you're a lucky last Friday winner! 💗
IMAGE CREDIT: Atty van Norel.
Wishing you all a happy, peaceful weekend, and a full yarn basket!
PS: for those of you who are no longer on Ravelry I have made some of my patterns available at LoveCrafts.