Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Edelweiss, a mountain flower.


Remember the famous movie of the '60 "The sound of music"?
Remember Julie Andrews singing and dancing on the Austrian alps, the breathtaking view of those high mountains.....what memories!
I simply adore those places.
These are the lyrics of the song:
"Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me.

Small and white,
Clean and bright,
You look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow
May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my homeland forever

Small and white,

Clean and bright,
You look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow
May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my homeland forever"

Touching!

"Edelweiss" is the name of a flower that grows on the Alps. It is protected because it's becoming more and more rare. In the german language "edel" means "noble" and "weiss" means "white". Its stunning beauty has inspired me in designing a shawl.




Modesty apart, I find it is my best creation so far.

As for knitting progress on my top, having reconsidered the length I had to rip about 35 rows (ouch!!) because I started the decreases for the waist after 15cm, way too high. Thanks to my little sis' advice (she's a lot smarter than me!!) it's looking much better. Details on progress on my next post.

A couple more glimpses of our garden for those of you who appreciate nature.







6 comments:

Suzann said...

How completely exquisite. That is a glorious shawl pattern.
The garden is beautiful also. My roses have been battered by storms and not looking so great just now

Mimi said...

Your garden is beautiful, Rita! You've got wonderful inspiration there...your shawl is gorgeous!

Patrizia said...

Oh you make me blush big sis... :)
I'm glad the top is coming out much better.

Your newest creation is a work of art - really lovely!

The garden looks as thought you you can walk through it and find another secret garden on the other side of the gate. It's looking so nice and can't wait to show mum the photos!

XXX

Patrizia said...

I forgot to ask... is that gorgeous Edelweiss in your garden? It's an amazing looking flower - looks like fur!

And... do you know which radio station you listened to about the storm?

XXX

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH RITA! That shawl is AMAZING! OH I wanna make one too! ALL your pics were just gorgeous! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Rita said...

Thanks Sandi. Well maybe you should make one!!! ;)