The Musings of Meri

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Goldfish, and more Goldfish!

If you've been in the cloth diapering/knit soakers world at all recently, you'd know that Goldfish are hot right now. Hillary from Dashing Dachs has an uber-popular colorway, called "Goldfish." Getting your hands on this color yarn is something of a miracle. She sells out immediately every time its listed. And with good reason! Its absolutely gorgeous!

I was fortunate enough to secure a "My Yarn, Your Dye" opportunity with Hillary. FINALLY, I was going to get some Goldfish! I had a skein of natural Blackberry Ridge Merino just waiting to be beautified. (Hillary also dyed up some targhee and LTK 2ply for me in her gorgeous "Levi Rabbit" colorway). The yarn arrived, and was simply stunning in the skein. I put it away, just waiting for the right time to use it.

Then it happened -- as I'm sure it does with most WAHM's -- I needed some cash. LOL. So, I listed a semi-custom slot with my prized Goldfish yarn. And wouldn't you know -- it sold immediately! But, the problem was, it DOUBLE sold! ACK!!! Many emails later, I managed to secure some more yarn from Hillary in the Goldfish (BFL this time). A near tragedy averted! (hee hee)

So, here they are -- the products of the alusive Goldfish yarn!! First up, a pair of large shorties in the BBR yarn. Short rows for the body shaping, and a garter stitch cuff:

Next, a pair of medium shorties in the BFL. Backside increases for the body shaping (the short rows were causing some really funky pooling), and a rolled hem.

How's that for one week's work?
Also working on a 6mos easy peasy sweater in a lovely natural colored Blue Sky Organic Cotton. Hoping to have pictures of that by midweek next week. Its soooo close to done!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Baby, its Spring!

The weather here in New England is FINALLY getting warmer! This weekend is supposed to be stellar! And I get to go to a baby shower this weekend! One of my dear friends from elementary school (all the way through high school!) is having her first baby. So after working on business knitting the beginning of the week, I spent yesterday finishing this up:

Think she'll like it?

More knitting pictures next week -- I promise!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


For Me!!!!

Would you believe this is my first EVER finished project for MYSELF?! I love them. They are soft and warm and made with my own hands. And it only took a couple days. I just love them!

Details: Schaefer Lola yarn in "Pumpkin Spice" (from The Loopy Ewe), knit on size 3 dpn's (Brittany Birch, to be exact). Pattern is "Simple Stockinette Sock" from Knit Socks.

Have been working on other things, too, but don't have pictures yet. Will update again later this week with those. :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Something new...

This is that Schaeffer Lola in "Pumpkin Spice" - I had to cast on. Just a simple stockinette, basic sock. But I love it.
This is my boy, getting ready for his first day of school! Yep, he's off to preschool now, and did really well for the first day.
And just cuz he's cute... ;)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Lovely Yarn Mail Day!!!

Isn't that just GORGEOUS!!! I was SOO thrilled to open my packages today -- it has been too long since I've had some lovely stuff come for me. :) The two sock yarns are from the Loopy Ewe -- I literally ordered Friday or Saturday -- can't remember which. It got here SOOO fast! My first Schaeffer yarns, though! A skein of Lola in "Pumpkin Spice" (already wound up for a pair of socks for ME!), and a skein of Anne in "Rennaissance." I would have wound the Anne first, but I have to find just the right pattern for that lovely yarn. Absolutely Gorgeous! And the chocolate loveliness you see in the center? That's Henry's Attic Texas (wool/mohair) from Knitting Notions in "Walnut." It is destined to become the Highland Triangle shawl from Folk Shawls.

Next we have my Mystery Shawl - such as it is. This is clue #1, and about 15 rows of clue #2. I'm using Classic Merino laceweight from Knitting Notions, in "Cornflower" -- and right now, I'm using my Knit Picks options in size 3 (24"). Love it so far!

And just to show another of my personal projects that is on the needles (but sadly neglected at the moment), here's the clapotis for my sister.

Thats it for now! Baby is calling me! :)