A SAFARI THROUGH AFRICA
This month we will travel across the continent of Africa with most of our attention on South Africa.
We will explore the treasures of the Egyptian pyramids, the wonders of the Okavango Delta, the majesty of Victoria Falls, the flowing waters of the Nile River, the smells and colors of a Moroccan Bazaar, the sands of the Sahara Desert, the snow capped mountains of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the beauty of our beloved South Africa.
Our squares, blankets, toys, hand-warmers and beanies can show us the colors of this continent from the people...
...to the animals...
In past years, Knit a Square has had many distributions on Mandela Day, July 18. We try to have many blankets and items that focus on South Africa, animals, colors and culture. Our theme is early enough so that we can post our items to be included in this special event.
Since gold can be found in many of the countries in Africa our Color of the Month (COM) is gold/yellow. Our Pattern of the Year is the Plain Jane, a square of one solid color, usually made with a single crochet or a garter stitch, but they can also be made with other textured stitches.
A SAFARI THROUGH AFRICA ALBUM
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Chris, this is perfect. Your elephant looks right at home on that beautiful square ... xo
A perfect square, Chris. I'm rather glad the elephant in my earlier photo didn't have tusks like those!
Chris, you have turned that little applique into a star. Perfect choice of background to really enhance the star.
LOVING your elephant square, Chris. Perfectly chosen background colours.
I was saving this tune for when I did some sqs with elephants on, but as I'm 'still getting there', this seems to be the perfect time to give it a run.........I love this tune, I hope you don't mind me tagging it along behind your beautiful square, Chris. xo
Delighted that you have Bev, thank you :))
I know there is one more day before this amazing theme ends, but I just wanted to say thank you Amy for the incredible amount of work that you have put into ‘A Safari Through Africa’, both in your crafting and the information you have shared with us. At a time when many of us are confined to our homes we have been able to safely enjoy a safari from our armchairs!
Marion, your work is amazing!!!! What special gifts for a child to receive ... their very own picture! I can hardly wait to see what these will look like in blankets. The shining centerpieces for sure ... xo
Marion, your three cross stitch squares have been wonderful, the Cheetah is fantastic..... I am in awe of your talent!
These are incredible, Marion. You're certainly a super crafter!
Marion, These pictures/squares are beyond the words in my vocabulary. They will be stunning in a blanket. Very generous of you to share these.