You couldn't live in this universe and not know about Sophie's Garden, or Sophie's Universe!
Every day, when I think I've seen the prettiest version of this pattern, another one comes up.
Sophie's Garden is the brainchild of gifted crocheter Dedri Uys, a SA girl livin' in the UK now. (Just look at this Ravelry page!) The design was named after a friend's granddaughter, Sophie (said friend being Kimberly Slifer, who runs the Sophie CAL with Dedri). Most people use the African Flower centre motif, but I have also seen some beauties using the King Protea.
So obviously, Ons Hekel is also abuzz with Sophie. This is a small selection of what has been coming through Ons Hekel and sister group Playing Hooky!
How do you choose??
Look at this one with a King Protea centre…
|How beautiful is this?|
Made by Adele van der Merwe
Dalena White took hers on a outing…
First to a room with a view:
|Yes, the flat-topped one!|
|Sophie's Garden in the Cape Town Waterfront|
Then Loma Groenewald followed up with a visit to the Union Buildings in Pretoria:
|A view over the capital|
|Adding colour to the sandstone|
|Love these buildings, love Loma's work.|
(A massive yarn bomb is planned for these steps in April, when the 67 Blankets for Mandela Day plans to cover them with…21 000 blankets! This is to celebrate our (shaky) 21st year of democracy. Wish I could be there!)
These Sophies are all beautiful. There are hundreds more at The Official CCC Social Group on Facebook.
Listen to this beautiful tale off the CCC…
"My mom is blind and is usually unable to share my joy for the things I crochet because she can't see the colours. Sophie's Universe is different. All the fp/bp stitches allow her to feel the pattern and I'm so thrilled about it! I can finally share this yarn madness with her!…"
My Sophie will be coming muuuch later. And smaller. But a King Protea I will make!