The Namaqualand blanket is very dear to my heart. I designed it for my South African crochet tour with Be Inspired last year and the colours and pattern are meant to reflect the beautiful flower-strewn fields that grace Namaqualand every spring.
I have walked around with hearts in my eyes ever since I first saw a sneak peek of the new Scheepjes Whirl. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a cake (or three)! I will admit that I shoved everything else aside as soon as the yarn arrived and have been playing (and playing, and playing) with it for the last 10 days. It has jolted me into a much-needed creative frenzy.
When Kate Towerzey and Diana Bensted asked me if I would open the Waltham Abbey Yarn show in January, I immediately said yes! I couldn’t quite believe that they had asked me, and kept thinking that they would say: “Actually, we’ve made a mistake. We are going to ask someone else.”
Sophie’s Universe is more than just a blanket. It is a journey of discovery and confidence-building. Written specifically for beginners, it contains step-by-step photos and hints to help you master the art of crochet. It brings me great joy to tell you that the Sophie’s Universe book is now available for sale.
I cannot tell you how happy I was when I held the first copy of the Sophie’s Universe book in my hands. It is everything I had hoped it would be and more. I cannot wait for the book to be launched next week!
When I went on my first Scheepjes Bloggers Weekend a year and a half ago, I could never have imagined that I would make the kind of friends that I have. Occasionally I still feel like I should pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming.
The Banksia Shawl was designed for the February 2016 yarn retreat with Devon Sun Yarns. It is a delicate, lacy shawl with floral detail.
I am so looking forward to next weekend’s yarn retreat with Devon Sun Yarns. In the meantime, I am reliving the last retreat. I always seem to come back with a million photos!
We had such a lot of fun at the Be Inspired workshops in Pretoria. The company was great, the snacks were amazing, and the crochet…WOW!
The Smile of Joy scarf is textured and colourful. Although the pattern works best with Willow Yarns Dappled yarn, it will look great in scrap yarn too.