I’m slowly getting back into crafting! I’m not coping well with this heat in Africa! I did manage to do a bit of the following! Read, Quilt, Knit! All three crafts where inspired by my recent visit to Amsterdam!
I had the privilege of visiting the Anne Frank house and this is the ‘read’ part! I know you would say this is the kind of book you read as teenager! Well I didn’t like reading as a teenager! My first idea was to buy the book as an audio book on my iPad from iStore. Then I can ‘Read and Quilt’ or’ Read and Knit’. Nothing wrong with that! Well sorry for me! The audiobook supplier with the book, does not trade with South Africa! Well I was pretty miffed! The only way I can download it is in book form! So now I am reading ’ Anne Frank – The Diary of a young girl’ and to my surprise, enjoying every minute of it!
The ‘quilt’ part is inspired by last week’s post, i.e. my purchase at the quilt shop! I’m dying to make a Dutch inspired quilt! The problem is, I need to finish my friendship braid quilt! I m glad to report it is now at the quilting stage!
And now the ‘knit’ part! One thing I noticed in Europe is people were wearing knitted scarf’s. Walking around the different cities an idea was taking shape in my head. I decided I’m going to knit a ‘Dr Seuss scarf’, for my next trip to Europe! When I arrived home the first thing I Googled is ‘Dr Seuss scarf knitting patterns’ and came across this ‘Dr Who scarf knitting pattern’. Gotto have it! I’m now knitting the ‘original’ Doctors Scarf from the BBC series Dr Who.
I’m using a local yarn -, African Expressions – Joy DK a mixture of mohair, wool and acrylic. I changed my colour scheme slightly from the original pattern. Their coIour suggestion is the word, what I used is the number in brackets and the ones with a * my colour is different to the pattern.
Purple (1121), camel *(off white 1001), bronze*(brown 1033), mustard (1097), rust *(red 1120), grey (1062), greenish brown*(blue 1122). If you decide to knit the scarf, check out the “tips”.
Happy ‘Read, Quilt, Knit’!