Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mermaid Done!

Mermaid is all blocked and ready for the trip on Friday. YES!

Here are some quicky photos for you to see the finished product!

Ellen and Amy have some great blog entries about our little tour of local yarn shops on Friday. I'm in a bit of a rush so I can't go into full details about our fun day. It was a marathon day - 12 hours of shopping. We were definitely tuckered out at the end of the day!

I had two favorite shop patterns. First is Ellen's at Village Yarn and Tea. Here she is with her shawl. Head over to VY&T for Suri Blue Yarn (It's a 50% suri alpaca, 50% blue face leicester blend in laceweight and 660 yards) by Fleece Artist. You may have to wait for this yarn to come in - it was such a success that the yarn went like hotcakes. I believe it went so quickly because of the beautiful wrap Ellen designed.

My other favorite pattern was for a tea cozy from Churchmouse Yarn and Tea. I fell in LOVE with this store. I really did. The pattern for the cozy was done in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Heavyweight. I bought the yarn for that pattern. So cute.

My big purchase of the day was I bought some quivuit at Churchmouse. One skein of pure luxury. This will be a black lacy scarf that I will treasure the rest of my life!

Off I go. The house is a mess. Always a mess right before a trip. There are clean, but unfolded clothes, on the bed, travel size things on the bathroom countertop, luggage, fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, basically, shit everywhere. Ooops!

I told Ellen and Amy I'm TRYING to clean up my mouth. Trying is the operative word here. I'm giving it my best. Really I am.


bizyhands said...

The wrap looks fabulous! You and G have a wonderful time on your trip. Take some great photos and don't forget the feet!

Rebecca said...

Getting out of Seattle while it's raining is brilliant. Nicely done on Mermaid and quivuit. What's the Beach Knitting going to be?

melinda said...

Wow that was quick. Well done.

I knew you'd find find something that would be too much of a temptation to pass up.

Have fun.