A Crafty Absence

ornament 3

Image Details: ‘ornament 3’ by Nesster, via Flickr.

I can’t believe it has been over a month since I last blogged. I have several blog entry drafts that are almost completed, but haven’t quite made it to the finished pile yet. A bit like all my Christmas knitting. Oops. In order to break the block, I’ve written a little round up of what’s been going on for the last few weeks. Admittedly, I may have got more done if I wasn’t so busy making merry, but that’s the whole point of Christmas, isn’t it? I am now going to have to knit my fingers to the bone to get all the projects finished before I go back to SA in January. And there is still a crate of Prosecco with my name on it in the shed….

So, I went back to the UK at the end of December, after incurring a R1000 fine for visa violation. Not my fault, I hasten to add!


Image Details: ‘Visa’ by Marcus Povey, via Flickr.

I met the lovely ladies from the Pretoria East knitting group. Knitters are lovely people, and South Africans are lovely people, but South African knitters are completely awesome.

knitted heart

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I went to see Shed Seven. Rick Witter is still amazing.

rick witter

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I went to visit the ladies from another knitting group that I set up. You can read about them here. They haven’t been doing much knitting since I left. They have been busy with new babies and one is about to have a baby.

knitted cake

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We had the Babybee’s Christening.

Christening gown and bonnet

Image Details: ‘Christening gown and bonnet’ by rhondda.p, via Flickr.

Oh, and we bought a house! It has a very large cellar. That means there will be a room for Mr Shinybees’ skunkworks, one for my craft room and another for the office, all in an underground lair. I am so getting a bat phone.


Image Details: ‘House-on-the-hill’ by light_arted, via Flickr

So there you have it, a rundown of the last 4 weeks or so. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

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