I am almost finished my Aestlight Shawl, I’m busy with the lace edging at the moment, it’s amazing knitting the lace perpendicular to the shawl edge, so clever…Once I am finished I will block it so that it lies flat. I do love this shawl and hopefully, I’ll be able to show you photos of the finished item next week:)
This week so far I have made my own natural general cleaner for our home from a book called Make Your Place and soon I want to attempt to make soap, if anyone has any recipe suggestions, I would love to hear them:)
Irises are appearing all over the garden at the moment, attracting plenty of bees to pollinate our fruit trees.
I am linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.

Have a peaceful day,

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26 Responses to Knitting

  1. pinkundine October 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    The shawl is looking really beautiful 🙂 The edging construction sounds really interesting too

  2. October 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    that shawl is stunning. and so lovely as it looks like the iris! i have just started taking a beekeeping class, so hopefully by next year the bees i spot in our yard will be from our hive!


  3. K October 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    That is a beautiful piece of work. Really gorgeous, and I don’t use that word lightly. But then, I’d expect that of you –

  4. Ellen October 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    That is really a neat method for adding an edging to a piece. I suppose you could use this method for all kinds of lace or other edges to the shawl.

  5. Centro la Milpa October 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Love the colors of your shawl.
    I’m all lost with blocking knitted items.
    The same author from that book has a nice fanzine on making soap, I haven’t try it yet, but it was very well explained.

  6. Lori ann October 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    dear linda,
    it matches your iris’s, it’s so completely lovely. the construction does look interesting, i have the pattern saved so i can try it too.
    and i love your stitch marker counter thing.

  7. del October 6, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    Is it just coincidence that the flower matches the shawl? Both are lovely.

  8. Chris October 6, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Beautiful knitting. I think DTE is the best blog for soap making.

  9. Evi October 6, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    My two very favourite colours – purples and greens!! This shawl is so so pretty and you are an awesomely clever knitter, Linda!!
    Looking forward to see the finished product!

  10. Swanski October 6, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Oh! I love the colors of your shawl 🙂 So you are nearly done? How wonderful!

  11. Anne October 6, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Linda for the soap go to Rhonda’s tutorial on her blog to get started and my favourite recipe is this one from Linda Woodrow that I use for everything including washing my hair. Wish I could knit like you!

  12. CrochetBlogger October 6, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    I love the way that the flower colors perfectly match the yarn colors!

  13. Rene' Sharp October 6, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    I can’t wait to see it blocked, it is going to be gorgeous!!!!

  14. Mad Madame Mel October 6, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    the colours are beautiful, looking forward to seeing the the whole shawl 🙂

  15. Hinterland Mama October 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    I am totally in love with your shawl, too!
    And Irises. My favourite flower ~ look at those delicate petals and that intensely beautiful colour!

  16. Lisa October 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Oh, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  17. Kelly @ Creating a Family Home October 7, 2011 at 4:46 am #

    Your shawl is beautiful — I added the pattern to my queue! I love the colors, too.

  18. Dutch Hollow October 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Great colors and the pattern really brings them out!

  19. storiedyarns October 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Your shawl is lovely!!

    There is a great-looking soap recipe in the 4th issue of Craftsanity mag. I downloaded the PDF version; it’s only $5 and you get several crafty projects in addition to the soap (lotion, cooking recipes, knitting, crocheting, sewing). 🙂

    Happy Friday!!

  20. Kate (KnitsInClass) October 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    So beautiful – I love how the colors and stitchwork are all coming together.

  21. Heather Woollove October 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    What a lovely shawl!

  22. Melissa Plank October 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Really beautiful shawl, and I especially love your little stitch counter!

  23. WonderWhyGal October 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    The shawl is stunning. I love the colors and the adorable stitch marker.

  24. Melissa October 8, 2011 at 1:46 am #

    Really like your color choices vs just a plain color…..cute stitch marker.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

  25. Spinster Beth October 8, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    Wow, that is an amazing shawl!

    (You still have dandelions in your yard! That’s amazing for October!)

  26. Fallingladies October 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Your blog is always so inspiring, wish I could quit my dayjob to have more time to do all the things I WANT to do. I want to paint more and relearn to knit and make soap! Hope yours turns out well!

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