Oh my gosh, it feels like years since the last blog post!
So much has happened in the meantime. Well, it SEEMS like so much!
There were the weeks of fostering Freya and her newborn Pups, who are now on to the next phase of solid foods! They have been moved to a "getting ready for adoption" facility where they will receive their inoculations, and their first very fancy puppy-food and have regular photo-shoots. Of course, little Freya will remain with them until they are fully weaned.
Then there was the curveball of stomach Flu which brought my former cracking pace with the Golden Tea Extension to a crashing halt and then once I felt a teeny bit better, a snail's pace! On the plus side, I lost 2kgs and I discovered that I could watch fabulous classic 1940s movies on Youtube. What a treat! Also, Roxy did not leave my side. She's honestly the Best Dog In The World ( we all say that about our furkids, I know ). That's the one advantage of being bedridden for a few days, being able to indulge in back to back Movies. Usually I just don't have that sort of free time.
Through all of this the weather played along perfectly. High winds and buckets of rain! Yum! Once my legs weren't feeling so wobbly Mr HooksnTales and I ventured out to our favourite local park with Roxy. This lovely green belt had been badly battered by the winds with some of the beloved old trees blown over! Roxy is very familiar with this walk and has an absolute ball every time! Diving into the river, rolling around in the long grass and insists on greeting every other dog just minding their own business with a high-pitched YIP, YIP, YIP! KIDS! I made a little Video which ends in me not looking where I was walking ( stubbed toe and blood everywhere! ). But Roxy stopped her high jinks immediately and walked by my side like A Very Good Girl the rest of the way. My take away from this walk? Wear appropriate shoes.
But, enough about me! I have some announcements which are actually about CROCHET!
1. If you've been making-along with us over on the Workshop Group HERE then you'll be happy to know that the final part, Part 4, of the Golden Tea Floral Block Extension is in your Ravelry library as we speak. Don't forget to delete your previous file as ALL the parts are in the latest ( and last ) file. I'm very excited to see your completed Throws! It's been a bit challenging trying to take some pics of the finished Throw though because of YOU. KNOW. WHO! Or should I say THEM?
2. I was REALLY hoping to complete all four Throws by Xmas but time is running away with me. Also, my hands are itching to make some smaller projects. I am going to leave the Green Tea Floral Throw for after Xmas. Which on the plus side. gives you ample time to finish off Golden Tea and also gather yarn for Green Tea. I absolutely love the Festive Season! Even though my five kids are all grown and living La Vie elsewhere and we very seldom have those Xmas Day gatherings like we used to when they were all living under one roof, I still get into the Xmassy mood, BIGTIME! I can't wait for the end of November to put up our Tree...in fact, why am I waiting at all?
3. I have finally caved to pressure ( teehee ) and loaded up all my patterns to Lovecrafts HERE! I did have a few of them on Etsy but Etsy is not a good fit for me.
Todays Colour Mood is Berry Beautiful! It's an oldie but still a goldie. I do love these rustic images which always make me long for a simpler life, far away from the hustle, bustle and noise of my very Urban environment ( as many of you already can attest to from my video tutorials ). Although we do have the privilege of an off-grid cottage in Riebeek-Kasteel which is technically in the country, the reality of living there permanently is still a way off. In the meantime, I dream.
Today's GIVEAWAY is a really fun pattern in a simple tapestry crochet technique! It's called Square Eyes and designed by POP Crochet! I think it's adorable and can also be made into a tote bag. To stand a chance of winning this cute GIVEAWAY all you need to do is leave your Ravelry details in the comments section below! Good Luck!
Well, that's me, done and dusted for the week. I'm going to put up our Xmas Tree now!😺
Happy Weekend, Yarnarinas!
PS: for all you avid Rugby Fans out there who crocheted, or worked in ends nervously through the Rugby World Finals.... 💗 GO BOKKE, you made us SO proud! 💗