Monday, 27 October 2014

Lerato's baby blanket

Last week on Ons Hekel, at least two baby blankets were finished. 

I completed this one in V-stitch:

A blankie for Lerato's baby girl

...and a hooky friend completed a beautiful, light pastel hexagon blanket for her daughter's baby shower.


I started mine in great haste, next to the swimming pool where my boys have lessons:

http://haak-en-stekie.blogspot.com/2014/10/of-beanies-and-baby-blankets.html


...and then worked on it on our way towards the Garden Route:

http://haak-en-stekie.blogspot.com/2014/10/hookin-on-road-trip-and-new-coffee-spot.html


...worked away the edges over coffee with a friend:

(Hate this part...and I always leave it to the last).


And then finished over another:

A fello Pure-fan recognised the carefully disguised menu!

I edged the blanket with one row of SC, and then a couple of rows in HDC.  In retrospect I think linen stitch would have been neater.  

As for yarns, I used
Vinnis Nikkim Natural (the white colour)
Vinnis Bambi Peach (not shown below - a cotton/bamboo blend with lovely texture)
and
I Love Yarn Imagine in Guava, Antique Rose and Burned Butter

Angie's V-stitch graph here


My V-stitch blankie was delivered on Friday!

All done

The hexagon blanket - it was sent overseas by courier last week...but over the weekend we learnt that a baby girl was stillborn.

37 weeks.

While I'm happy about Lerato's little baby girl that's still on her way, I'm mourning with a hooky/book friend who lost her grandchild.

Into every blanket, we crochet our joy, hope, love.   
Sometimes that must comfort as well.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

When we crocheted in Morocco


No.  

We couldn't look on while they prepared for their Cool Crochet workshop in Marrakech.  We wanted go come along!

It's just a bit...far.  And at least one long haul and another connecting flight away. 
No, we had to make a plan and join in.

So we went to Morocco!  In Pretoria :-)




Thanks to Moroccan House, we could.   

A group of hooking friends crossed out last Friday in our diaries, and escaped to a place of colour and texture, aromas and tastes, and will definitely go back for more of the same.  

We enjoyed:




We walked through the showroom and wondered what we could get for the house...




We hooked and chatted and met new friends from Holland and Mauritius and locally and caught up with each other's work:



We're already planning a next visit.

But first...we're going to Holland!
(And maybe to the real Marrakech one day)

Read the beautiful post Hilda wrote after this morning