A French Affair

Pierrot Yarns produced in Ichinomiya City Japan
Pont du Gard 100% French linen, fingering weight
Non itchy, but stiff and crisp
To be turned into Sophie Digard inspired jewelry once I am settled in Doha, Qatar
Bought from I Love Yarn, a new yarn store located in a beautiful house in Pretoria, filling a huge gap in the market by catering for those of discerning taste

Photos of interiors by Petra Bindel with Lo Bjurulf
Photos of yarn my own, edited on Snapseed, collages created with the Moldiv App
uploaded on Google Drive rather than the less reliable iCloud

The Cat had some fun with my precious yarn (below) one night, it looks worse for wear but is thankfully undamaged

Flashback: 1999 Nogent-le-Rotrou where we attended 
the wedding of my French friend and her South African sweetheart
Left: Myself nearly 6 months pregnant with The Teen; 
Middle: Hair tied up, enjoying Paris sightseeing
Right: the (very young looking) husband and I taking a romantic stroll just outside Nogent-le-Rotrou

Enjoy your weekend!  I am still working on the Moroccan inspired throw and have to say that I am really very pleased with how it is turning out.


  1. Love the French inspiration, I can drool over it for hours. Lovely photos of you in Paris xoxo

  2. That yarn is lovely ! Love the "old" photos as well :-)

  3. Love the grey-toned colors of the yarn you are showing here! And cannot wait to see the moroccan inspired throw. The start you showed is already inspiring.

  4. I am loving all your photos, and your flashback photographs look very romantic :)

  5. What gorgeous photos! My daughter would kill for hair like yours!

  6. What a stylish blog post, so classy. Love the photos!
    Hope you will have a lovely new week!

  7. What a lovely colors! Have a lovely week X Chantal

  8. inspired by Sophie ...and this yarn=can only be succesful!

  9. Thank you for all the lovely comments, this is such a special yarn, I cannot wait to try it out!

  10. ~ ♥ ~ So delicate and beautiful ~ ♥ ~