Vessel (our walls are painted a silvery grey in case you wonder what happened to the brightness in these photos)
Yarn: Elle Cotton On Seriously Chunky in Natural, Kismet Strawberries and Cream in Charcoal Colour 8, Vinnis Nikkim in 3 different colourways
Hooksize: 6,5mm on 3 different yarns throughout
Pattern: Own, bottom of pot in single stitches, neck in treble crochet
Hello! This is a glimpse of what I have been busy over the past few days. I am also still working on the Amanda Perkins triangles, but need to visit Maryna, my yarn lady, for a big Vinnis shop to supplement some of the colours again. I have hooked two vessels so far and figured out a grand plan for retaining the shapes of my vessels that does not involve glue or stiffener at all - just give me another week or two and I will share the idea. Woop woop, I am excited since this idea might take my hooky passion in different directions should it turn out the way I envisage!
Spring has also sprung - these are blossoms from our plum tree. We ave been eating pecan nuts and avocados from our trees throughout winter too. Unfortunately the figs from last season were full of icky worms, no idea what will happen to the fruit this year. Grrr I don't do worms!
We enjoy the urban culture offered by the different markets and precincts in Johannesburg (also known locally as Jozi, Jo'burg or the City of Gold). Last weekend we spent time at 44 Stanley, which consists out of 25 speciality boutiques, studios, cafes and rare bookshops. What a great place and space! The vibe is reminiscent of urban, industrial and historical whilst still being contemporary and cool. The buildings were once a series of industrial 1930's building, occupied by the Automobile Association and later a few hundred squatters who almost completely vandalized the buildings. I am just glad that property developers saved these buildings and left behind not only great shopping but also a foodie haven!