Tag Archives: Hout Bay

down at the harbour

It had to happen – this happy hooker has finally made her way down to the docks.

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The Hout Bay harbour, with its amazing view of Chapman’s Peak and splashing seals and stinky fish (real ones!) and fresh fried snoek… okay, it’s a very small harbour, but still… it’s quite a tourist attraction (when it’s not winter here of course).  I took these pics this morning around 10h15, and as you can see the sun was shining, but we KNOW IT’S WINTER NOW because there’s actually officially SNOW on Table Mountain. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

There’s also this cute little shop called This Shop Rox, and this morning I delivered my first batch of hats. Mainly penguins, but also 6 newsboys (pic was like blurry vomit so I can’t show them to you).

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So many other reasons why I’ve been so scarce lately, but I should be able to share some evidence of the next one tomorrow.  It’s the approval day for the Cape Gift Market in November/December, and Rob has helped me with a great display.  I’ve still got hats to finish, so I’m off now….

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hats to the left of me hats to the right here i am….

Winter’s a-coming here in Cape Town and it’s getting chilly, so I’m sitting at my desk right now with A BIG FAT BRIGHT GREEN BONBON on my head! Nice and warm, and helps to keep the energy flowing (hopefully).

Just a brief update on the crochet lessons – my first lesson last Thursday went really really well, no whiskey required. I have the loveliest ladies in the world and we all got off to a good start. Tomorrow is Lesson #2, and I should be seeing some completed or almost-completed scarves, which will get jazzed up with a crocheted flower brooch. We’ll move on to the half treble and treble stitches, and get started on the fingerless mitts. Homework will be granny squares. (Yes, I give homework.) We had tea and Oreos – I didn’t have time to bake my own cookies. Who am I kidding, like that’s ever going to happen!

I had a lot of requests from people who want to learn crochet but can’t make a lesson during the working week, so I’m starting a new group on Saturday 7 June. Already fully booked! (I don’t want more than 5 learners, it’s nice to be able to give individual attention).

And in other news, I made my first delivery to A Real Shop yesterday, of penguin beanies and Ellas. I’m really hoping they do as well there as the owner seems to think.  The shop is called This Shop Rox, by the way, and it’s in the Hout Bay harbour area.

I’ve also been snowed under making hats – Mindys, Ellas, newsboys, men’s hats and caps, BonBons and stinky fish. Yip, a LOT of stinky fish. Here’s darling Kate in her new rainbow stinky, and the larger one pictured below on Carol is a special order from Kate’s mom as a birthday gift for a friend.

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It’s overcast and a bit drizzly here, so Carol kept yelling at me to hurry up with the pics because I insisted on taking them outside. Consequently, some of them are rather poor. I think she forgets who pays the rent around here!!!

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