Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Nanna does Africa

Well, Well, Well, I have 3 reasons to celebrate today.

  1.  Its me Birfday
  2.  I’m back in the wonderful Brizzle after our holly bols in South Africa
  3. I managed to do 3 Yarn Bombs while I was away!
I had an incident at Heathrow when I forgot to move my knitting from my hand luggage to my suitcase. I had to chuck a pair of needles. Luckily within 1 hr of landing in Johannesburg, I was able to pick up a replacement pair – RESULT.

The pieces I put up are technically not great, but their positioning is pretty impressive.

First up, an old faithful at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. These are very impressive buildings that house the SA government and president offices. Jacob Zuma could well have been watching me as I attacked his grounds! The buildings look out over a really beautiful large sloping garden and here is where Nanna’s SA yarn bomb No. 1 was placed.

We were staying with and being guided around by Gareth, my Dad’s mate from their Uni days. He was really enthusiastic about the yarn bombing and encouraged me to make up a couple of pieces of the SA National Park’s logo – the Kudu.

Here is the logo

Here is a Kudu we saw in Kruger Park (check out those curly horns!)

 And here is my Graffiti

This is positioned in the Berg en Dal rest camp, a short walk from reception. Dad hid me while I was putting it up but as soon as we walked away some rather intrigued staff members started fiddling with it. It was still there when we left though.

Last of all I put another Kudu logo up at the Royal Natal park in the Drakensberg Mountains. It’s a triffic place for walks with some spectacular views. Although this is not technically the logo for this park, I still think it works.

In gratitude for Gareth’s enthusiasm I also did a little sampler of a Rainbow trout to live at his Trout Farm near Dullstroom. Will add a pic shortly.

You can probably tell from the pics above that I only took a few different coloured yarns with me. I also made the majority of the peices in the back of a Landrover hurtling down the N3 and N1.

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