… I’ve been travelling.
It’s not that simple though.
Although I love exploring (from patterns to places), I’m a homebody (= huishennetjie).
And there’s always an amount of anxiety when I have to start packing my bags.
the one thing that soothes me when I’m away from home is crochet.
So, before our little work/play adventure started last week Tuesday, I decided not to take the almost finished and very heavy top deck blanket with me “on tour”, but the 6 balls of MoYa yarn that I received from Hester and Martine – and a 3,75mm crochet hook.
Our family business, Romo South Africa, opened a beautiful new showroom at 304 Florida Road in Morningside, Durban and that was our first stop.
Next stop was Cape Town.
I’m ALWAYS inspired by the Mother City.
The collage above proves it. Clockwise from top left are Moonbasket‘s beautiful crocheted lampshades,
textures/taste/indulgence at Pure Restaurant at The Hout Bay Manor hotel,
the ultimate in contemporary luxury at OKHA at 109 Hatfield street in Gardens, Cape Town
and my favourite, the Grand Café and Beach in Greenpoint (their Bouillabaisse soup and Linguine Vongole is the best!!! Have a look at their menu here).
Another gem is Delaire Graff wine estate. Literally. The original Green Lady by Tretchikoff is displayed in the foyer at the moment (see it in the collage above, bottom left).
British jeweller and owner of Delaire Graff, Laurence Graff bought it for more than R13 million and returned it to South Africa. Read the amazing story of the girl who posed for this painting, Monika Sing-Lee here.
The fun started on Friday the 13th, when Melanie (who moved to Durbanville 4 years ago) and I had a mini Craft Share at The Kitchen, 111 Sir Lowry road in Woodstock.
I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my MoYa at that stage.
We ran into Bridget Henderson of Cowgirl Blues!
Just think more lovely yarn, more projects …
Throw in lunch at Babylonstoren,
a morning at a friend/client’s working wine farm, La Petit Dauphine,
and some more wine/cake/coffee/crochet in Stellenbosch at Schoon De Companje
My crochet efforts (while travelling) is starting to look like something.
I will keep you posted on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK on how I progress with (what I hope to be) a blanket for my youngest son, Benjamin.