crochet weekend in cullinan

We were SO excited last Friday afternoon to start our crochet weekend.

The weekend was arranged by Elaine and Stephni of I Love Yarn, for 21 enthusiastic crocheters and knitters in Cullinan, a small mining town not far from Pretoria (where I stay).

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Name tags and pom-poms by Hellohart.

jakarandas in cullinanWe started crocheting and knitting immediately, under a huge, old Jacaranda tree.

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Anisa, Elsbeth and I contributed to the lovely gift bags each one of us received, by making up a crochet needle roll and a 2015 calendar for everyone.

The set (needle roll + calendar) is available to order for R180 excluding postage. Just drop me a mail at or CLICK HERE.

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Elsbeth added needles to her roll.

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One of the highlights in visiting Cullinan was Rust in White, an antique shop specializing in enamelware and crocheted goodies.

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I even spotted some mini flag crocheted bunting. I wrote this pattern for Ideas Magazine December 2010.

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as greek as it gets

Another MUST VISIT is the restaurant, As Greek As It Gets. This is where we had dinner on Saturday night.

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Our friend Daphne’s blanket

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Taken at breakfast on Sunday morning.

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My own crochet basket brimming over on Sunday afternoon

elsbeth on sunday

Elsbeth starting a new blanket

50 blocks

I added 15 squares to my blanket over 2,5 days. That’s a lot of crocheting!

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from left to right: me, Anisa and elsbeth

I loved spending time with old and new friends, crocheting, and can’t wait for the next one.

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Please contact Elaine van Wyk of I Love Yarn HERE if you’d like to join us for the next crochet weekend.

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(original post on 27 october 2014)

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