About me

Welcome to my blog.

My name is Johanna F, I am also called Joey.  I live just on the outskirts of Johannesburg in South Africa, in a beautiful old neighborhood with big homes and big trees.

I was raised on a big family farm, until I was about 5 or 6, and it was time to go to school, then we moved to a little town.  But I still visited the farm with my brother, sister and cousins as often as we could.  I have wonderful memories of the warm wood fire stove where we spent early mornings with coffee that Grandpa made, and afternoons with Grandma, teaching me knitting, crochet, needlework, anything I would show interest in.  Grandma could do just about anything.

Now I live (basically) in the big city.  Johannesburg is a wonderful place, it is so busy and always on the go.  I love the country, the farm life, and at the same time, the big city.  I work at the University and it is a great job.  Never boring and never the same any given time.

I care for the environment as much as I can.  I drive my favorite car, a VW, it is small, parks easily, maneuvers well in traffic, is very economical on fuel, and most of all, is Fast!  That way I can get to wool shops, hobby shops and expo’s whenever the urge rises.

I love my hobbies, I knit, crochet, bead, paint, read, and many more.  I also like to drive, and see the countryside whenever I can afford the opportunity.

My blog is my latest “project”.  Here I will share my hobbies, my travels, my ideas with all.  The “Little Black Dog” refers to the dog in my life.  I also have two cats.  My daughter is a recently graduated Graphic Designer, she keeps me on my toes and up to date with the latest “tech-goodies”.


All ideas, words, images, content and pictures posted on this blog should be considered my own property, so please do not copy and reproduce anywhere without asking my permission first.  Thank you.

Email me at littleblackdogsa@yahoo.com


Little Black Dog (me)


10 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Hi there! Riette here from Pennyfather Store:) Thank you for your testimony. I only discovered your article today.

  2. thanks fro the follow – I explored a bit here, and so followed, as everything looked so wonderful. Can’t wait to learn more about living and knitting in South Africa.

  3. Hi Johanna, I really enjoy your blog, so nominating you for a blog award 🙂

  4. Johanna – just stopping by to tell you that you won the craftroom giveaway! please drop me an email at salpal1(at)earthlink (dot) net to tell me where to send it. Congratulations!

  5. Hi Johanna,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Littleblackdogsa has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top Knitting blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of top Knitting blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!


    • Hello Anuj,

      Thank you very much for your most kind words and comments. I am indeed very honoured. It means so much to me to be noticed and appreciated. I love to blog and even more to hear that others enjoy what I write and share.

      Warmest regards

      Little Black Dog in South Africa

  6. So Cute. especially his/her eyes. you always did a great work. well done

  7. Good morning from Oregon, Joey. I loved reading this. I’m not a knitter but definitely love what is knitted. I crocheted at one time but these days the sewing machine and embroidery along with blogging keep me very busy. I follow a few other blogs from your part of the world. Wanted to thank you for always reading and commenting.

    • Greetings from South Africa.
      Thank you for following me too.
      I like to follow blogs from other parts of the globe, and see what other people do and get up. Always so very interesting and one learns so much.

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