Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Hi everybody!

Don't you think for one moment that because we're on summer holiday, it would actually be...summery. 
No ways.
In  one day we'll have short bouts of sunshine, wind, misty rain, drizzle, cold rain, fog coming in over the bay...but at least we're gazing at the ocean!

I completed ± 25 stars (estimating from the picture here, not all visible), hooked some loops, added some beads (with difficulty, as warned about by my sisi), but look, here they are!  Happily flapping away in the Garden Route wind.  I grouped all of them together on the leaf-less (don't know why) part of the tree, and it really looks nice.  Some even has a bell of two.    

Am I going to be doing this again next year? 
You BET.
But with nice cotton, and more of that little bunting and bells and beads. 

So I've started with Simultaneously Hooked Holiday Project 1:

...a new-wool scarve for my cold sis in wet, dreary, cloudy, dark Ireland; to brighten her day. 
A full post will be devoted to this bright, sunshiny softness.
(When I'm back home, with my download cables and Picasa...these were downloaded from mobile uploads on Facebook...).
Whilst hooking away I was sipping rooibos tea with honey and snacking away on one of my absolute favourite things in the world, a good old South African milktart, much the same as the French and Portuguese baked custards. We like ours baked in puff pastry, with more than a dash of cinnamon sugar. 
I could survive on this! 

Simultaneously Hooked Holiday Projects 2 and 3 entails a Cath Kidston tin with 6 small balls turning into a cushion, and some plain cotton twine growing into a little sunhat.

Then there's the plastic bags being cut up (#4) and the wool mix aran (#5) and the Ripple Blanket (#6)...I really am making sure I'll be busy.

Enjoy your holiday if your having, and I wish all the One-A-Dayers (and others) and blessed Christmastime!  And again, thankyou to Carole for hosting this CAL.  I'm looking forward to seeing the last post of this year at Gingerbread Girl.


Anonymous said...

you certainly have a lot of projects on the hook! I can't wait to see them. Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather its freezing over here in the uk, I'm wrapped up in a blanket.

Prettee Craftee said...

Milk tart! havent had one in years! Think I need to google a recipe. Lovely blog.
Geseende Kersfees en 'n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar (hehe hardly get the chance to speak Afrikaans these days)

Grateful4Crochet said...

I love your starry tree- its adorable!!!
Good luck with your projects

joanne said...

The decorations look great in the tree, I bet everyone loved them.

That picture of the tea, cake and crochet... bliss.

The Craft Giraffe said...

The tree looks brilliant. Good luck with your WIP's.

Anonymous said...

love love love the tree what a great idea I think I need to do something like this next year. I've never heard of a milk tart I may need to google up a recipe and give it a try. xx

Stocki said...

What a lovely idea to decorate the tree with your crochet! It looks so sweet too. You have so many projects on the go.. we can look forward to lots of Ta-dahs soon :)x

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Kay G. said...

Lovely to decorate the tree with your crochet work.
I found you from Attic 24. You crochet very well. I have for years and everything still looks a bit wonky!

karisma said...

Love the tree! And your tea cup is lovely too!

Annette said...

Dear Christelle. Thanks for popping in and for letting me know your parcel arrived. I was wondering how that went as your order was my absolutely first to be mailed off. I have to admit I was a bit nervous. Curious to see what you will make out of it. Please keep me posted with your finished creation. I will hang around and make my best to miss out on it over here. Happy New Year wishes!