Adulting

One of the joys of having kids is that you have a constant reminder of how quickly time is passing and how old you’re getting (not fun, that part!). I still can’t believe my eldest is in matric. Admittedly, most of my high school friends already have grandchildren, so I’m a bit of a late bloomer in the having kids (and, mind you, adulting in general) department. Nonetheless, I am feeling the horror of having a child on the brink of adulthood (and a teeny tiny bit of excitement, but really, only a smidge, mind you). And, of course, she’s not looking forward to adulting. It must be genetic. After all, adulting can often be SO overrated! 

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Crochet for CANSA 2019 – Unforgettable!

I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by a friend (and immensely special person…my sister-from-another-mother) to join her and a friend at the Crochet for CANSA 2019 fund-raising event in Pretoria on Saturday. What an unforgettable experience! Worth every second of the drive from Johannesburg. I do believe that, having been to this one, I’d be willing to travel from even further away, if I had to.

Another trip in my “Yarn Tardis”

…aaaand it’s November, people! Yikes! Time stands still for no man, or even woman, apparently. If only! I have TWO FO’s and some personal triumphs on my “brag wall”. And I’ve particularly been looking forward to sharing with you the absolutely BEST thing my girls did in that October break (possibly ever!). A Kids Crochet Workshop at The Yarn Tree. It now seems so very far in the distant past, that we need to take another trip back in my “Yarn Tardis” (yes, I love Dr Who!)… Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018 Brenda Olwagen

Step inside my time machine…

Hi there Yarn-lovers 😊. It’s been a busy few weeks of this and that. And here we are, already near the middle of October! It takes my breath away thinking how close we are to the end of the year. I feel caught in a time machine that keeps zooming ahead! And I realised how awesome it is to have a sort of time machine of my own. This blog…

So step inside my “time machine” and take a trip with me, back to just a few of the things I’ve been up to over the last few weeks.

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Celebrate! A New Indie Yarn!!

Happy Tuesday to you, Yarn Lover 🌷. I’ve been super busy since the beginning of October. I’m sure you have, too. It’s that crazy time of year, isn’t it? But everything can be managed with a great cup of coffee. Today, I had planned on posting everything yarn-related that we’ve been up to for the past few weeks. But I could not contain my excitement about a new indie yarn! I just had to share it with you.Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018 Brenda Olwagen

A retreat – food for the soul!

Hello dear Yarn-lovers. On Monday morning I woke up feeling joyful, remembering that, at that moment just a week before, I was on the I Love Yarn Retreat. And feeling grateful in so many ways, to so many people, for that amazing weekend and experience. A feast for the soul! I was on the Knit & Breathe retreat earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It was such a fabulous weekend. So I was looking forward to this one immensely, and it exceeded all my expectations… Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018 Brenda Olwagen

Yarn-craft Classes & Workshops in SA – end Sep & Oct

Hi hi dear Yarn-lovers, and welcome to the last week of September (already)! I can hardly believe it. As much as I’d love to share with you the awesome retreat I was on this weekend, I’ll leave that for another day**. I feel a sense of urgency to share the yarn-related classes & workshops that are being offered across SA until the end of October. Urgent because there are so many in just the few days left of September, and today is already the 26th.Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018 Brenda Olwagen

Classes? And other happenings…

Helloooo Yarn-Lovers! I’ve been agonising for a few weeks over how to add a separate page to my blog for yarn-craft classes. My concern has been keeping it continuously up to date, amongst other things. So I’ve decided to just do a regular (maybe monthly?) blogpost with details of upcoming classes all over SA. If you host or offer classes, and would like to add yours, please do send me details and I’ll gladly add it. I’ll be posting crafting classes next week, so keep an eye out.

 

I Love Yarn Retreat

I’m particularly looking forward to (and nervous about) the I Love Yarn Retreat this weekend. It’s being held at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in Modimolle (took me a while to realise that it’s the town that used to be called Nylstroom). It’s going to be a laaarge group of yarn-crafters (about 30, I think). Hence my nervousness. Big groups of people are overwhelming for me, but it’s good to get out of my comfort zone occasionally…Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018 Brenda Olwagen