Cactus with a flower that lasts just one day

Just one day …

This morning I noticed that one of my very small cactus plants had a flower on it.  Its was purely by chance that I even saw it.  If it hadn't been a Thursday when I work from home I'd have

Young girl carring an oversize crochet handbag

Day of the Girl

Friday October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child on the United Nations calendar.  And the UN has acknowledged and celebrated  Day of the Girl since 2012.  This year's theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.  You can read more

Geneva Free Knit Sweater Pattern Cowgirlblues

Geneva Sweater

I've been trying my hand at creating knitting patterns this year.  My progress is slow.  But I'm learning.  And the result is extremely gratifying.  Although the tricky part is that as a beginner I don't get things right first time,

Labour of love

We had our annual studio sale this past weekend.  In speaking to many  knitters and crocheters I was struck by how much of this craft is a true labour of love for all of you. Most of the time anyway

Free knitting pattern design by cowgirlblues of an easy Aran knit top

An Easy Aran Knit Top

The weather is cooling down here in Cape Town, not that you'd notice today as it's about 24 degrees C.  But in general it is.  The mornings and evenings are colder.  So at long last the temperature is more conducive

Lyon public art sculpture of flowers

From Lyon with Love

Six weeks ago in the first week of April, I visited Lyon, France for the first time.  The primary reason for my trip was to participate in the first Knit.Eat festival - two VERY compelling reasons to go anywhere!

Cassie’s Socks

I’m no sock expert, in fact it’s less than a year since I knitted my first pair, and that was done under the guidance of a lovely Latvian lady who didn’t speak a word of English! So how hard can

Meandering around Munich

While I was in Germany earlier this month I managed to fit in an overnight stop in Munich. The city is the capital of Bavaria, in the south-eastern corner of the country.  And it is full of history, arts and