Sunday, January 15, 2012

Three & Four

   First let me thank you for all the lovely comments on my weaving how-to post.  Bloggers love a good how-to don't they?  Are you sick of my shawls yet? These are my latest.  It takes me about 8 hours each, give or take an hour to complete a shawl.  Some shawls are so simple, but others the yarn breaks and breaks, which makes the whole process a lot longer.  You can tell my life is ever so exciting as I am churning these babies out left and right.
 I have been weaving obsessed as you can see.  Maybe I should rename my blog to Mereweaves.  There has been very little knitting here and the only crochet I have done was the edge I put on the shawl below, after I took the picture.  The shawl above was made from you guessed it...Universal Yarns Classic Shades in Wine.  Love the color, but I will tell you this yarn was constantly pulling apart on me.  I was getting very frustrated but was able to get it finished, and I think it looks pretty nice.
This purple shawl was made from Berroco Lustra, silk yarn and a bit of mohair.  It is a lot more beautiful in person, the color is amazing.  I took this picture in the late afternoon in the shadows so it is not all that lovely based on this picture.

I have at least one more shawl to finish before I ship these to my sister. Then I think I need to get a little motivated on a crochet project.  I have been searching for something to knock my socks off and I may have found it in the latest issue of Interweave Crochet.  If you are a crochet fan I think you will love this magazine, there are several projects I would like to make in it so I bet you would find something to motivate you, too.  I would love to know what project you are working on that knocks your socks off!

Hope you all had a great weekend and are staying warm if you are in the US.  If it is chilly in Florida I know it is chilly where you are.  Have a great week.

6 comments:

MaryMargaret said...

You are a weaving machine! They really are beautiful. Unfortunately, there are no creative goings-on here at the moment. I think some baby things will be in order soon, though!

Lacey said...

You are so fast at turning those shawls out! And each one is as beautiful as the last! Out of the ones you've showed us so far, I am going to have to say that the first one up above in Wine is my favorite. Such an elegant mix of colors. I'm sure they will all sell fairly quick and with good profit. Have fun beginning your crochet project!
~Lacey

kathy b said...

Love your new look to the blog. Love your golden retriever. and the blog list on the side bar that tells me the date of their last post. Very cool.

Susanne said...

Your shawls are lovely and you are a whiz at making them. I will never tire of looking if you want to show and tell. I felt the same way about the African Flower motif, I just couldn't quit making them or chatting about them. Of course everyone (but me) had been around the block with that design. I am always bringing up the rear, I am a caboose....hey now that is a good blog name, lol. I recall a movie about people living in a caboose, what fun!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

by Teresa said...

Wow, Meredith.. I love your new "look" -- very artistic and pretty. Neat polka dot background! Your shawls are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'm impressed! You are very talented and tenacious to have made so many of them. It's supposed to snow tomorrow - it did today for hours. Fun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

If you have problems making those shawls, it sure isn't noticeable. They are beautiful. I love crocheting but tend to go for simple projects. I get bored with long term stuff, but have a list a mile long of things of patterns I'd like to try. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy