The inspiring Vinni Nielsen, a Danish woman living in Cape Town, established a yarn company producing cotton and bamboo yarns to die for. According to the label hugging the 100% Cotton Yarn, the yarn is hand dyed by women from an economically depressed rural area of South Africa. I picked out 10 colours without having the foggiest idea of what on earth I was going to hook with the yarn. I took one look at a few succulents in the area where we are currently vacationing and decided to hook a throw that reminds me of the Little Karoo.
The Little Karoo is a fertile valley in the Western Cape Region of South Africa, bounded on the North by the Swartberg and on the South by the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains. I love the character and the charm of this area and cannot wait to see the end result of the the project. I've hooked 20 granny squares thus far, each consisting of 3 rounds of one colour and another 5 rounds of a different colour. The squares measure 170mm x 170mm each. I have just picked up another 10 skeins of yarn and hope to show you some more pictures soon!