I am so glad you like the new look of Mereknits. My sister is a genius that is for sure. Now when I want to feel really cool I jump on my blog, because my blog makes me look a lot better than I am. I sort of feel like I am in middle school and I have just been allowed to join the cool kids.
So in case you were wondering I still know how to knit. Actually I have been knitting this Noro vest at a snails pace and it is finally completed. Want to take a look?
This vest is made with Noro Taiyo in color 12. You all know about my love/hate relationship with Noro, and this yarn is no different. I purchased this a while back to make a sideways vest from the new Noro book. I swatched and swatched to get the right gauge and finally decided that I was being foolish. A sideways vest looks great but can be a big disaster if it doesn't fit right. I speak with full experience on this matter. If you make a sideways sweater there isn't a great way to fix the problem of it being too big. There aren't any seams...so it is rip, rip, rip.
I decided to go back to a tried and true classic vest that has ample room for fixing errors in the size. From the Noro Joy book I give you Marina. I have made this before in a colorway I adore, so I knew I could make it, I just wasn't sure I was going to like the results.
I'm not sure I actually do like it, but what I do like is that it is finished. I knew this colorway was not for me, yet when the Noro fumes overtook me at the yarn store it ended up in my basket.
I love the vest below also made from Noro, Silk Garden if I recall correctly. I decided to make the new version about two inches longer for a little variety and to use up more yarn.
These colors are much more my style. I will try to take a picture of the new vest on me tomorrow. I am hoping it looks better than it does in the pictures.
I am off to the yarn store in Tampa after work today. I am looking for some yarn to make one of two amazing crochet projects from the new Interweave Crochet magazine. I have made two separate attempts to find yarn for these projects with no luck. I have looked online but have not been thrilled with my choices, and I have to say I love to feel yarn before I purchase it. Wish me luck and give me strength to stay away from the wall of Noro Yarn that will be beckoning me.