Saturday, November 3, 2012

Knitting with BLING





I'm back again with some more knitting, my kind of knitting, ie with BLING!!!  I really wanted to share this with readers, as it's so absolutely divine.  I can't explain how ethereal this is, not because of me, but because of the gorgeous yarn and the wonderful pattern, and of course the glistening beads!

The yarn used was one I purchased via a fellow Ravelry member who was de-stashing, but you can see it here.  In real life it reminds me of wisteria, a plant I've never been able to have.  My husband is so very anti anything that climbs, and would never build me a suitable trellis, so I've had to admire it from afar.  Here is a close up which I hope gives you an idea of the wonderful wistfulness of this shawl.  It's truly as light as a feather.


The pattern can be found here and if you've always wanted to make something glamorous, I can fully recommend any of the patterns provided by this lovely designer.  Bev is a friendly and helpful lady, and if you find yourself in a bit of bother understanding anything in the pattern/s [I added the plural because I'm sure you will be tempted more than once], a simple email will suffice.   And another shot for good measure!!  Can you see the lovely twirling cascading drape of the ends of the shawl??

Again, I wet blocked this but had to move to the living room floor, as it was simply too large for the bed.  I think I measured in the vicinity of 2.6 metres around the inner part of the crescent, and 54 cms deep in the centre.  It does spring back a little once the pins are lifted.







I know this is not a photograph showing the knitting, but I wanted to share it as well.  I took this close up in my friend's garden last year, and did a bit of filtering in Photoshop.  The colours in wisteria are simply glorious, and yet again I seem to have gravitated towards purple.  I do not know why, it's not a colour I would tell you I like if asked, go figure........  Anyway, last, but not least, altered wisteria.

Ahhh.....blooming marvellous  


I hope I have inspired some of you to try this simple yet beautiful form of lace knitting - nothing difficult, a lot of WOW factor for something quite simple. 

18 comments:

katherine said...

Beautiful Linda! I love it and the drape is perfect.

margaret said...

Lovely to have you back blogging Linda, have missed you.
The shawl is so very very beautiful a real wow.
A beautiful flower, the colour superb. I would love to have a wisteria but not on the houses, along with virginia creeper, never mind can admire other people`s.

DIAN said...

Linda, this is absolutely beautiful and I think the bling goes so well with the fine gossamer quality of the design. Of course your work is always exquisite.
Thanks for sharing this.

Radka said...

Linda! Divine is the word! So beautiful! I love everything about it, it worth the wait :-)
I really like the pattern, is it from the booklet of 5? Do you remember the name of the design? I am just finishing my lace scarf and looking for a pattern for the beautiful sparkly lace wool/silk I bought a year ago, looked at many patterns, but I think you have just found it for me!
Sorry about the trellis (not having one that is) :-((

Wanda Maria Roszak said...



Hello Linda, beautiful work, and a beautiful inspiration , execution and everything you create. I wish you wonderful inspiration in everything , You're art . and you have a wonderfully sensitive golden heart. Thank you for the beautiful art . What I see in you , I cordially greet :)))

Frances Leate said...

Absolutely wonderful and very beautiful Linda and it is so inspiring that I almost want to pick up my own knitting needles - well maybe I will wait until Summer is over!!! Take care.

Ella said...

Linda the scarf is absolutely beautiful.

Soonymary said...

totally awesome Linda.....love it. Your wisteria photo is great as well. I am retiring at the end of the year and you have just caused me to add to my already looong to-do list lol!!!

Teresa said...

That's truly lovely Linda, very glam indeed !!

JulieT said...

Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous!

María de Lourdes León Viejo said...

REALMENTE ES MUY HERMOSO. ES UNA PIEZA QUE ME GUSTARIA TEJER.

Juliettecherry said...

Just fantastic Linda. Such a lovely combination of pattern and yarn, not to menton the beads too.Enjoy wearing it.

Dianne said...

Oh yes, checked out the patterns they are beautiful. Your shawl looks absolutely exquisite. Do you have a special event to wear it to? Well done. Di.

Jen said...

Linda your shawl is amazing so pretty and soft .I can see in the drapes the detail of the beading it is so pretty.You really have a talent for lace work. I can remember my mother knitting lovely lace patterns and made a beautiful shawl for our first baby which I still have,

Karyn said...

Darn, i left a comment here and it disappeared as i was posting it, so here goes again:
Well, all i can say Linda is WOW!!! You are so clever and i still cannot believe just how fst you can knit such beautiful things. One of these would take me months and it still would not be half as nice as yours. So pretty!!

Anneliese said...

How did I miss this wonderful shawl. You arwe such an expert!

shirley said...

That shawl is just divine you are such a clever girl.
I have always loved wisteria it is gorgeous in full bloom.

Ally Nunn said...

Hello Linda,

They are so beautiful. You are very talented