Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Quick Post

We are heading off to Columbus, OH in a few minutes to go to my son's orientation at The Ohio State University.  Before I left I wanted to leave you with a few photos of my latest projects.

The shawl I made for my friend Amy who is moving away.

It is hot off the loom, the edges have a crochet border, and it was left at her door step.

I am sending this hug she can wrap around herself when she is feeling lonely.

The Cardi Shrug is done.  The pattern is free on Ravelry, by Jennifer L. Jones.

I made mine a bit longer as I am very tall and I did not want to waste this beautiful hand spun yarn.  I like it a lot and just might make another one.

I am usually not a raglan sleeve kind of gal as I have very wide shoulders, but this seems to fit, probably because it does not have long sleeves.

Have to finish packing and catch my plane.  Wish me luck.


The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Well, done. Have a great time. OH, and by the way, it's hotter up here than down there. And our heat is heading east to OH. This will be such an exciting time. Take lots of pictures of the campus. I hear it's beautiful.

Dee said...

Good luck! Enjoy orientation!

The shawl with the little sequins is gorgeous. I know your friend will feel the love that went into it.

Amanda said...

hello Meredith,

Have a great time and I'll look forward to seeing photos.

Your friend is really lucky I'd love to find a wrap like that on my doorstep...it's going to make her day

Amanda :-)

Shari said...

It is very nice...your friend is going to love the shawl.. Hope you have a wonderful time and have a safe trip... takes pictures!!!!


Good luck, Mere!

I'd love to see a pic of you in your new creation :)


Grayseasailor said...

Such beautiful work, Meredith!!!
Your friend will certainly treasure the shawl and enjoy your long distance hugs :)
Hope your trip is happy,
Gracie <3

kathy b said...

wishing you all kinds of luck! and knitting. I want to get to my cardi shrug but I am making myself finish the scarf first.

Okay: So orientation can be daunting. Don't' write it all down. That's HIS job, meaning the new student. They hear all of it over and over. They get how to use the webistes on line like they know how to steal a sucker from a store....
if they don't get it right away, some other kids does and speaks their language. Collegese.

They will survive You will too. Don't go counting down the days to his leaving with a hanky. Get out the champagne!!!

Ohio State is such a big place. That' wonderful. It prepares him for an even bigger world.

THEY figure it all out. They really do. Just write the checks....

love you!
kathy b

by Teresa said...

Mere, that shawl and cardi are awesome! You are a wonderful craftswoman. Hang in there with the son to college thing. I remember taking my daughter to college and helping her set up her dorm room and helping to decorate it. ::sigh:: Time just keeps marching on. That's why I tell people with their kids at home to appreciate the time.. before they fly away. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sentimentally Me said...

Safe travels!

Ps: bring your knitting!

Kris said...

The shawl is so pretty! Your friend will love it!!! And the cardi is too! Such fun colors!!!
Good luck with the orientation in Ohio. Safe travels to you!!!

lovestitch said...

Oh I love the shawl! It's really gorgeous! (but actually I love all the shawls you have made). And the cardi is so beautiful, too! Have a good trip with fun!
Hugs, xoxo

minaandme said...

As always, I'm loving your shawls/wraps! The colors for your cardi are fun too :) Be safe on your trip! We're set to have a warm, dry weekend up here if our weathermen are correct. I hope you enjoy Columbus!

Red said...

I love the shawl!! What a gorgeous piece! Your friend is going to love it, too!

Good luck up at OSU! Don't get too overwhelmed and remember he's the one going to school! Have a safe trip!

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Grateful4Crochet said...

Love the shawl, congrats on finishing the cardi, it's just beautiful!!!
Hope orientation goes well and is not too emotional

brsmaryland said...

Have fun in Columbus! Ohio State is huge, lots of impressive sports facilities. I'm very excited for all of you!

Susanne said...

Your shawl is another winner as well as your cardi. We are scorching here in Ohio. Hope you have a safe trip to and from our state and hope your son does well at OSU. My nephew went there to become a respiratory therapist, loved the city so well that he found a job there and stayed. Hope your son has good experiences here too.
Susanne :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful shawl and shrug. I do like the caftan look. Very nice! Good luck at orientation. Hubby went to college in Wheeling WV. He has tried to talk our oldest into going to college there or in OH. He says he is thinking maybe of Indiana. Who knows! His high school grades have not been the greatest. Only time will tell. Wishing you all the best. Tammy