Black And White Wednesday and Wip Wednesday

Hi everyone:) it is so great to be able to blog again, we have had no internet connection since yesterday afternoon, so I haven’t been able to visit you and post. But yay, it is back today and here is another  Black and White Wednesday post:) It has been wonderful visiting all of your blogs to see your photos, remember to leave your link in the comments if you have posted a Black and White Photo so we can all visit and even if you aren’t posting a photo today it would still be lovely to hear from you:) 
This photo below was taken by Erin at the farm, there are so many different varieties of grasses that grow here in South Africa and they are so beautiful:) The perfect symmetry of this grass really intrigued her and she waited to take the perfect shot.

WIP Wednesday:
I have been working hard trying to finish this Guinea Fowl design and pattern for Dana Biddle’s new knitting book that is due to be published early next year. It is called From Fibre to Fabulous, A South African Knitting Adventure. I feel very honoured to have been invited to submit two designs for her book, the Aardvark and the Guinea Fowl:) So without further ado, (drum roll……………..), the South African Guinea Fowl…………………….
I will also be selling them in my Etsy shop as custom order requests:) I have also decided to move forward with my book, it will be a book of Mamma4earth knitted animal patterns, many of the animals will be South African animals, I will also include some marine animals too…
Have a wonderful Wednesday, off to visit your lovely blogs:)
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25 Responses to Black And White Wednesday and Wip Wednesday

  1. Polar Bear Creations August 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful bird! :0)


  2. Féepoussière August 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    so gorgeous!

  3. momma rae August 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    love erin’s shot! that guinea fowl is incredible! you continue to amaze me, linda. congrats on working on your own book!! that is exciting news. 🙂

  4. goldenbird August 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Erin’s photo is gorgeous! It looks like a roller coaster. I’m so inspired.

  5. Valerie at Mommy's Muse August 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    That is an amazing photo and beautifully taken. I have hiking photos on my site, not black and white though. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Lisa August 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    WoW! That shot is quite beautiful! Love it!!! Your fowl is just lovely!!!
    have a great week

  7. momma rae August 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    i posted my b&w. 🙂

  8. Kathryn Ray August 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    I love the shot of the grass…. it reminds me of a sculpture in Albuquerque, NM, USA. It’s just beautiful. And the guinea fowl has so much personality.

    I’ve never been to South Africa, but have a few friends from there. I love the accent and we giggle often because some words mean different things in American vs. South African english. 🙂

  9. FuNkY MoMmY August 19, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    What a great shot! I would love to visit South Africa one day. Here is my photo for this week.

  10. Jeanene - Earthboys August 19, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    A beautiful photo Erin, you did capture the right moment.

    Linda we have so many guinea fowl running around on our farm, the dogs love to chase them but they are so quick and scatter into the bushes. The little chicks are too cute.

    I look forward to having your book! and congrats on the Fibre to Fabulous.. you are so creative.

  11. Shannon August 19, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    It was worth the wait ~ she got an amazing picture, well done Erin your talents just continue to emerge.
    Stunning Guinea Fowl – did you hand spin the wool too? and the all that needle felting, he is beautiful, how big is it?
    I’ve put up my b&w too
    nice to have you back online 🙂

  12. Frockfarie August 19, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    That photo is truly amazing! I love it.

  13. Baa-Me Kniits August 19, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    OMG!!!!!!! I have to have one she is so cute!!! Yes I am in love with Guinea Fowl they are so much fun to have around 🙂 I’m off to visit you on Etsy now!

    PS Tell Erin that her photo is SUPERB! Award winning quality, she really has a eye for it…..lovely 🙂

  14. Linda August 19, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Dear Shannon,
    Thanks my friend! I didn’t spin this wool. The guinea fowl is about 5 inches tall and 6.5 inches from beak to tail. I am so looking forward to your very generous gift you are sending through, thank you so much:)

    Dear Bee-Me Kniits
    Thanks for your lovely comment:)She is listed in my shop now:)

  15. Bec August 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    I too have had lost net connection the last 2 days and have missed so much in the blog worl, phew glad to be back and see you back! Your posts always inspire me to look for beauty 🙂 I love the pic of the curled grass.

  16. K August 20, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    Erin!! So few people understand how to fill a frame, and the elegant angle you chose! You are learning very core things from your dear mama – and I believe you have an instinct for this kind of thing. The shot works beautifully in black and white. I believe it would not be quite as strong in color. But I’m laughing – I had to go back and check to make sure it wasn’t sepia toned; the presence of the grass was so vivid in my mind, I was seeing it in gold. But of course, it would be spring green just now. Wonder what my horses would make of it.

    Noticing the details of the life around us, that’s where the well spring of wonder and gratitude begins. Just as your mother does – her knit designs of creatures show how carefully and lovingly she attends to the small details that most of us cruise right over. You are both very lucky. Or more correctly, very blessed.

  17. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings August 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Such a fabulous photo of the grass! Perfect in black and white. It really highlights that enchanting swirl of a form. Lovely texture and shape.

    Your newest bird creation, Linda, is stunning as always. And a book! How exciting — for all of us!

    I only now got my B&W Wednesday photo up. Blogger’s moody Wednesday really threw me off.

    Happy weekending…

  18. dash robin August 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Goodness me, that is the cutest little thing! And you even placed your guinea fowl in a natural habitat….so cool. Beautiful work Linda!

  19. Beth August 21, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Wow! Erin’s photo is breathtaking!
    And Linda, I love the guinea!!! That is a really unique and beautiful design. Our neighbor used to have guinea fowl, and I really miss hearing them. We keep talking about getting a little flock one of these days…

  20. Brynn August 21, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    What a wonderful bird!

  21. Rachel August 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    That bird just makes me giggle! You’ve done a lovely job on it.

    Hmmm, a bit of that felting stuff going on. I still need Kristen to teach me how to do that…… I’m such a wimp!

  22. Claire August 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    Love this, will you be selling some? Think we need a mini Sarah and Harvey ( our guinea fowl)

  23. Linda August 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    Hi Claire:)
    Thanks so much! Yes, I am selling them on my Etsy shop as requested custom orders:)

  24. Erin August 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Love this design! We have 6 French Guinea Fowl, that keep our homestead bug and tick free! We love them, they are such sweet creatures. Very social. Will the pattern be available as well? I knit and would love to knit one up in French Guinea colors! Frenchies have that beautiful magic marker purple neck look! Thanks,

  25. Lisa-Marie Jordan October 21, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Wow, that first shot is amazing! And the little birdie is cute, too!

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