Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Colours from Kommetjie

Sunlit Kelp

Sea Rose



And the beautiful Rocks

Were the inspiration for my latest semi solid and mini skein clubs.
Here is my interpretation into yarn

Pretty heh?

When I returned from the Uk, Karl and I lived in a caravan, on the family plot, on the oceans edge. Kommetjie blessed us with the freedom of heart, the oceans abundance, inspiration in life and we fell deeper in love.
Kommetjie is a place of life where the oceans bounty is colourful and iridescent.

Kommetjie has a fantistic break and is a surfers haven, 

From Wikipedia:
Kommetjie (Afrikaans for "small basin," approximately pronounced cawma-key) is a suburb of Cape Town, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It lies about halfway down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, at the southern end of the long wide beach that runs northwards towards Chapman's Peak and Noordhoek.
The village is situated around a small, natural and rocky inlet that resembles a basin. There is some evidence that this basin was used as a fish trap by prehistoric peoples. The area is a popular spot for surfing, since powerful waves from the Atlantic Ocean rise up over rocky reefs formed by hard sandstones of the Table Mountain Group. Wherever the bottom is rocky, the shallower waters are thick with giant kelp forests
Kommetjie hosts a variety of plant and animal species, many of which are endangered. Kommetjie is especially well known for its Milkwood groves, birdwatching and baboon troops, which frequently come down from their home on the nearby hills to raid for food among the residences.
Kommetjie is also part of the fynbos biome, which boasts the highest number of plant species per square kilometre. Some of the rarest and most sought after plants are found in this biome

Free Shawl Pattern for May

Feel like cuddling up in a easy to knit shawl?

Here is a link to my Sunny Days Shawlette that is free for the month of May.

There are 2 size options, a shawlette for a snug fit and  the larger for a comforting shawl. 

Use the link above and then click on 'buy it now', then enter the coupon code: Sunny Days in May

I would love to see your projects, so please share them by adding them to ravelry.

And please remember to heart the pattern or queue it. Thanks

Happy knitting everyone!

@ little things