Black And White Wednesday and Wip Wednesday

This B&W Wednesday post was inspired by the rocks on Spiros Beach, as you know I love rock formations. The striations and weathering created by the sea on these beautiful flat rocks just had to be photographed.

My WIPs

This is my Aestlight Shawl off of Ravelry that I have been knitting. I have been wanting to knit a shawl for ages and this was the perfect one:) I love how the colours are knitting up:) The name of this sock yarn is called Agapanthus, a flower that is indigenous to South Africa and the colours really do represent the colours of the flower. This sock yarn was dyed by my wonderful friend Carle’ from Nurturing Fibres, she has the most amazing sock and roving club on Ravelry and produces beautiful sock yarns and roving quarterly for the club. She also has an Etsy shop, Nurturing Fibres. She is such a talented dyer, I love her yarn!

Finally, I have blocked my Shalom Cardigan, it is so soft, I cannot wait to wear it, I just have to sew on the buttons and then it is finished!

Happy Wednesday to you all:)
xo
Linda

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14 Responses to Black And White Wednesday and Wip Wednesday

  1. The Hausfrau September 9, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Your cardigan is gorgeous!

  2. Linda September 9, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Dear The Hausfrau,
    Thank you so much:)
    Linda

  3. claire September 9, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    holiday photos are lovely! hmm I think I feel a beach holiday coming on before it gets too hot!

  4. Moogie September 9, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    oooh what a gorgeous cardigan! wonderful shape AND colour.
    I love beach knitting :o)

  5. Linda September 9, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Hello Claire!
    Lovely to hear from you:) We had a wonderful time:)
    xo Linda

  6. Linda September 9, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Hello Moogie:)
    Thank you so much! I love beach knitting too.
    xo
    Linda

  7. Halfpint September 9, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    The colours in the shawl are lovely

  8. Linda September 9, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Dear Halfpint,
    The name of the colourway is Agapanthus, named after the Agapanthus flower, indigenous to South Africa. The colours really do look like an agapanthus flower:)
    xo
    Linda

  9. Rene' Sharp September 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Your Shalom Cardi looks GORGEOUS Linda!! I love that colour! Look forward to seeing how your shawl looks when it’s finished. I am going to post some photos of a shawl that I knitted with Carle’s sock wool to Ravelry later. x

  10. Baa-Me Kniits September 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    That really does look like Agapanthus!!! brilliant dying job too!

    Didn;t that Shalom cardi have short sleeves?? I like it much better with the long ones, might even think about giving it a go now as well :-)

    Love those rock patterns!

  11. Linda September 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    Dear Baa-Mee Kniits
    The Shalom did have short sleeves and then I added long ones, so comfy:)
    xo
    Linda

  12. K September 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    I love it when you lead me to other wonderful and interesting people. It’s always an adventure. I want to know how you put buttons on a knitted thing so that the buttons don’t just pull through and put too much stress on the garment. I can see putting squares of some kind of reinforcement on the back – but that could get ugly if you wore the sweater open. Lovely colors. Dramatic sand. Wonderful.

  13. Plain and Joyful Living September 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Dear Linda,
    What a beautiful sweater! So wonderful to have made something for you too!
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  14. Dawn September 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Oh Linda! The cardigan is beautiful! I loved that beach photo to.

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