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WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

Another WIP Wednesday is here, it feels as if the days and weeks are flying by me so fast! As you can see my Shalom cardigan is shorter, this is because I have pulled it out and restarted. It was sadly, a little on the small side and I do want it to fit me in the end, so now I am following Frockfarie’s modifications on Ravelry and I am much happier with the size and the fit:) Thank you Frockfarie, your cardi is beautiful!

These socks are a project Jen and I have been knitting together, I just LOVE the colourway!! Jen has now handed the project over to me to knit them for her and I am enjoying the process very much. The colourway is called Kelim and this sock wool has been dyed by my wonderful friend Carle’ from Nurturing Fibres. I wish I had bought more of this yarn, too divine for words!

I have started another organic cardigan for Jenna, she has asked for one like Erin’s for her birthday, so today was the cast on day and I have up until the beginning of June to finish in time for her 14th birthday.

This is what everyone is reading at the moment, Caiden is reading Farmer Boy to me in the evenings, Erin has just finished the The White Stag and is now busy with Hatchet and Jen is reading Animal Farm for her grade 8 World War history block.

What WIPs are you working on?
Happy Wednesday:) xo

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Shalom Cardigan KAL

This is my second Shalom Cardigan, I am so excited there are a few of us that will be knitting this project together:) I am knitting this one in a soft natural, undyed, hand spun Merino wool. I just love the softness and cannot wait to wear this cardigan… This time around I have read up on a few of the modifications that people have used when knitting the Shalom. So far, my modifications are casting on an extra 8 stitches and incorporating them into the front garter stitches of the pattern. I am also knitting on size 5 mm circular needles and I will be adding 3 button holes. Sue pointed out a beautiful Shalom which had cable on the front, too beautiful, I think I might just be tempted to try that.

I love the yoke around the neck, Erin made me this lovely stitch counter, which I find invaluable as I tend to often forget which row I am knitting…

A close up…

To find out more or join the Shalom KAL visit here.
Thanks so much for visiting… Happy day to you:)

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Autumn in South Africa

The days have been cooling down here somewhat, our Oak trees are resplendent with orange, yellow and rust shaded falling leaves. We have been having a tremendous amount of rain, resulting in emerald green lawns and beautiful flowers… If this is our start to Autumn, I am most happy…

These Petria flowers are in full bloom…

What a treasure we discovered living on our Naartjie tree, a Citrus Swallowtail Caterpillar, can you see him? Oh he is so beautiful!

Another surprise, as we head into Autumn, our Almond tree is full of blossoms…

We have had a few people sign up for the Shalom Cardigan KAL, we are so excited! If you would like to join in, just leave a comment and I will add your name to the link list. To find out more details, just click on the link above or on the button at the top of the right hand sidebar:)

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Shalom Cardigan Knit Along (KAL)

Shalom Cardigan 2010

My neighbour Sue and I have started knitting Shalom Cardigans and I thought it would be a lovely idea if I opened this project up here to see if anyone would like to cast on with us and knit along. I really love this pattern, it is so beautiful and quite a quick knit too. How nice it would be if there were a few of us from all over the world knitting the same project at the same time:) The pattern is a free pattern and it can be found on Meghan’s blog called Involving the Senses on her right hand sidebar. If you do a search on Ravelry, you will also find it there and you will be able to see how many of these cardigans have been knitted and the pattern notes that people have made etc… I knitted my first Shalom cardigan last year and it is wonderful, I added long sleeves by picking up stitches around the armholes. You can see it here. The one I have just cast on is being knitted in a handspun natural beige Merino wool.

If you feel you would like to join in, just leave a comment and I will add your blog link in this blog post:) This button will be added to my sidebar and you can also add it to yours if you wish:) This way we can pop over to one another’s blogs by just clicking on their links to see their progress and be inspired by visiting new blogs too. I will be posting my Shalom Cardigan progress each Wednesday.

I have started a new thread on my Mamma4earth Ravelry page for all those on Ravelry who would like to discuss their Shalom progress and post photos etc…

Participants:
Linda from Natural Suburbia
Suzanne from Down in the Meadow
Regina from And a Baby
Jill from Simply Beautiful Sundays
Crystal from Green Mittens
Meli
Kim
Gea from Wollig
Carol
Rene’ from Stamping in Sunny SA
Trudie
PJ
Nel
Nicole from Frontier Dreams
Michelle
Heather from Shivaya Naturals
Mamaacorn
Jessica from Jimble Jamble
Faerie-Dancers
Valarie from A Place Like This
Amanda from One by One by One
Maria from Kreativberg

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