Sunday, April 1, 2018

Vatlap

Some Afrikaans words are way more expressive than an English equivalent. Vatlap (fut-lup) translates as 'gripping cloth', which I think works better than hot pad or pot holder. Whatever you call them, I crocheted these over the weekend to give as a gift. I think I might make more while we are on holiday. We are leaving later today to spend two weeks in Zimbabwe. I won't be blogging until we get back. I'll have some catching up on blog reading to do then too.

13 comments:

  1. Those are great! I need to make some too. You have a good trip. We will miss you until you get back. Take some tatting with you. You never know when you will have a few minutes.

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  2. Whatever the language, these look really nice !& cheerful :-D You are absolutely right, though.
    Have a great time down memory lane, and know that you will be missed here ....

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  3. That is a nice description you did excellent work on them. Have a safe trip we want pictures ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. What a great word! I love your colors and the patterns, plus they're beautifully square.

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  5. Great word, great designs! Enjoy your trip! I'll miss reading your posts, but I'm sure you will have plenty to share when you return!

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  6. Those vatlaps are very useful, no matter what you call them :) Have fun on your holiday!

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  7. I'm trying to catch up on your posts, but it's quite a whirlwind of activity! I missed the finished handkerchief - love the Maids of Honour edging - one of my favorites of Mary's. Just beautiful. Your skills in so many crafts is mind-boggling. Those beaded necklaces are fabulous! And the crocheted tops are perfect for warm weather!

    The trip to Zimbabwe sounds so exotic to me. Hope you have a great trip! I'll study more of your posts to get caught up!

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  8. these are lovely! Are they Tunisian crochet?

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    1. No, it's interlocking crochet, or double filet crochet

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  9. Very pretty pot holders, I look forward to hearing all about Zimbabwe

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  10. very nice patterns! Enjoy your holiday

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  11. Wonderful safe holiday for you. Lovely Potholders. <3

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