Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Visit to Cape Point

This will be a late post.

Actually the photos that I’m going to put here were taken on Sunday, but only today I managed to arrange them, and get a map, for who is outside of South Africa to understand better.

This Sunday we went to visit the Cape of Good Hope, more know here as the Cape Point.

It took us 2 hours to get there, you can see in the map, where we live, to get to the destination.

On the way Cape Point, N. wanted me to take a lot of photos of the mountains, so here is the proof…,

Actually in this part of the country, we have a lot of mountains all around, which is funny, because in some places, at winter time, you can see snow, and in the same day just go and walk on the beach!

Now, Cape Point is situated in a park reserve, with a lot of wild life, like ostrich, baboons, bucks (the national South Africa animal), etc.

In this photo you can see the entrance of the reserve park.

Then for you to go to the actual lighthouse, you must go by, like they call it, a Flying Dutchman Funicular.

You can also walk up the mountain, but we went by funicular, because we had two kids.

On the top you still have to walk to the lighthouse, a few steps, nothing much.

So here is the image of the lighthouse from the funicular exit.

And if you look to the opposite direction you can see the actual Cape of Good Hope.

Don’t have any photos of that, it was very windy, and a lot of baboons on the loose, we had to be extra careful, because these little animals like to still everything from your hands, and sometimes they can actually get aggressive.

And just to finish the all family, less me, someone had to take the photo!!!

(in the photo, my two little wilds, my husband in the square shirt, his mother and step-father)

It was fun, the kids had fun, and it was a relaxed and a different Sunday, for a change!

In crochet news. I’ve managed to finish the dresses for the girls. One shrug down and the second one is almost done.

See you



Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spring cardigan

Just wanted to show one of the projects that I finished a long time ago, but only this week I found the buttons for this cardigan.

The pattern comes from Drops.
Had a little problem in understanding how to join the sleeves under the arm, but at the end I follow my intuition.

I like this blue; it is called blue jeans from Elle knitting family 4ply.
But to make a sweater or something like that, it was too dark for the kids.
So I tried to make in crochet, and you can see that the blue isn’t so hard, and it is really softer for kid clothing.

I’ve a little quiet, because I’m busy doing the dresses for my two girls for their baptism, that will be in the beginning of November. So now the stress is starting to come out.
I’m doing the top part in crochet, joining fabric at the bottom of the dress.
And also doing a little shrug, I don’t know how the weather is going to be, so that is my emergency plan.

So most probably I will only post when I have everything organize, nicely.
So back to work



Monday, October 06, 2008

...and knitting, knitting....

Here is a update of my WIP.

I’ve been taking everything slowly, to try to not have a big queue of things to do, not that I didn’t want that!

So I started this project at the beginning of last month, and I just have to complete the body down. It is from a Brazilian site, the pattern was sent out by clues, every Friday.

For now I just have to finish the body and that is it.

I’m enjoying this one, and most probably I will do again, but with no pattern, maybe plain in stockinet stitch, and then maybe some lace at the bottom of the sweater, and in the sleeves.

Another project that I’ve been doing, and finished, is some mystery project from the Terry Morris group on yahoo.

It was fun, just because we didn’t have any idea what we were doing. It didn’t look like a slipper for everyone in the beginning. Only the last clue told how to fold the project, and that the magic of the thing, who would guess!!!

For now that’s it

More works to be post next time.

So stay tuned…