No real spring storms yet, although Pretoria hit 32ºC yesterday! Wishing on rain, this dust is killing our sinuses.
Meanwhile, we are spring-cleaning, house-clearing, decluttering - all in anticipation of The Great Move for which we are house-building-from-a-distance.
Freaking out at the cost of moving!
(I've moved a lot in my life - six schools, this is my 25th house in 43 years, and we're breaking a record here with 7 years in one place. Moving furniture 1600 km now costs more than moving it from Australia back to South Africa 7 years ago, eeeew).
So what do you do???
|Free printable by friend and fellow crocheter Elsbeth Eksteen, at HelloHart|
(I used this as the front page of my new carry-around folder for printed patterns.)
I also met up with friends for a Hook-in-Public-to-Welcome-Spring at Tasha's:
|Riesl caught us through the window, hooking, breakfasting and brainstorming away|
|Colour-guru Adele, rebel-hooker-designer with the eyebrow ring Brenda, and beautiful-blanket-maker Zelda|
I wore a men's T-shirt that I made this collar for:
|Version 2, previous collar discarded. Working at night, with Crochet Nr 5...not a great idea.|
...and I'm still busy with my Project Bohemia, trying out a new way of working with colour (for me). The beautiful square is the Sorbet & Lace, published in Ideas Crochet.
|Symmetry-obsessed, even when seemingly working random.|
When seeing this photo, Adele exclaimed "Ah, Now I see the Christelle layout-process!"
Have a look here to see the beautiful blanket the above-mentioned Elsbeth made with the same pattern.
With a few changes, I want to make the same for myself, with an Aran organic cotton, similar colours. Roll on, next year!