Just a quick hello and update
It’s been a struggle being back at work, but I’ve had help. My mother-in-law spent a month with us, so I didn’t have to worry about preparing dinner for Roger and Matthew, but she has sadly left on Sunday and we are still trying to find our new routine, both in the morning and evening. So as always, I am exhausted and have had a sore neck and shoulder. A friend suggested I see a kinesiologist. It was an interesting session, and her diagnosis is possibly an intolerance to wheat. So I complain to my friend Anlin Zanoli about this wheat issue and she shared an awesome pizza in a minute idea with me. I admit when she mentioned it, I was a bit sceptical, but once I tried it, I was hooked. Anlin has kindly given me permission to share this with you. You can find out more about Anlin’s Pizza Surprise here: This is what I ate for lunch today and here is a pic of me at my desk scoffing down my pizzas. It was delicious.
I’ve also managed to finally upload my “no fuss scone” recipe on the website. All the details here. Please try it out and let me know what you think. I think it’s delicious especially when spread thickly (yep thickly) with butter. Such a treat and so quick and simple to make.
We spent July focussing on making squares for the Knit a Square (KAS) project. This year with work and the baby I managed to do a grand total of 37 only. This project is championed each year by Roxan Zumani.
Now that the deadline for squares has passed, I decided we should do something just a little different – THE BEANIE PROJECT. This is what I posted on the Square a Week Challenge Facebook page:
“New challenge – Anyone interested?
Now that we’ve gotten over the rush to meet the July deadline for squares for Roxan Zumani’s annual project, how about something a little different. Let’s make beanies. This is the challenge for August!
Here is a very simple and free pattern https://www.creativekogi.com/beanie-in-a-jiffy
I would love for you to try this out. You don’t have to send your beanies to me if you are not in Gauteng or in South Africa for that matter. You can hand it over to your local charity or even the person on the street corner. Just post a picture on this thread and if the recipient is happy for you to share their pic, please post that pic too. Please comment ONLY on this thread. It would be awesome if we collectively could make 300 – i.e. 100 for each anniversary of this page. Yes, we turn 3 this year and we are still finding free square patterns for you.
As the pics are posted, we will count and have the total as an edit on this post.”
It would be so awesome if we could make the target of 300, and I am counting on your support. If you are not a member of a
I had indicated that I would show you the crocheted shoes I have been making for Atalia. I posted pics on My Facebook page here. I was desperately trying to make shoes that stayed on her feet and found the video by Mikey from the Crochet Crowd to be really good and the shoes worked great. I generally prefer a written pattern over videos, but I am fan of Mikey and his videos are so good, so I tried it. Here is the link if you want to try it out: Sweet high tops.
We seem to be in a bit of a crochet boom these days – everywhere you look there are amazing new CALs or new patterns that just have to be placed on an ever-growing “must have” or “to do” list. My list is just way too long. I need to live to at least 102 to get half of it done, that in between all the cross stitch and now more recently diamond painting projects – somewhere in all of this I also want to create my own patterns and hold workshops and there is always that dream of a having a little craft, coffee and bookstore…someday! Now before I go off on a tangent (as I usually do), I need to tell you how super excited I am that Dedri Uys (I love love love her designs and her writing style and basically just love her) has designed the 2018 Scheepjes CAL. Have you seen Ubuntu? Are you going to make one? September is a long way off, but I am determined to start this CAL and follow it through. I am really great at starting projects…finishing them…ummmm…not so much. So this will be a challenge for me. The challenge too, is to make significant progress on my Sophie by then.
So this was meant to be a quick post to literally just give you some of the website links and as always I turned it into a long story, so let me stop right here before I start telling you about something else.
Until next time, Create, Craft and Inspire