A long time ago in a land that seems far away, a not so young woman named Meredith started a blog about knitting and yarn. At first only her dear sister read it, but soon a few people here and there started to reach out. The blog was simple, no awards for writing here, but still Meredith kept at it. There was some mention of family, young men growing up and work, lots about a beautiful dog named Max and that about summed it up. As life got busier and a special Little Boy joined the family, knitting and all yarn related activities seemed to take a back seat. This blog started to evolve and move as the years went by, with an increase in work loads, and increase in Little Buddy activities and older boys graduating and moving on with life. There were some spots of weaving, still some knitting, and then crocheting became the thing to mention here in this space. Now it feels like ages since anything was actually knit here, well knit with success that is. It has been over a year since I have knit with a real purpose, actually 15 months to be exact. I have been feeling the call to pick up the needles again so that this blog called Mereknits, would actually have some knitting content. After finishing my second Olivia's Shawl I thought I might try to take up the knitting challenge once again. I am making, or might I say trying to make the Longline Cardigan with Malabrigo Twist in the color Grapes. I know I will be playing a bit of yarn chicken with this one but we will see how it goes. So far I am enjoying the simple pattern and the rhythm of two needles in my hands. I am just taking it as it goes, with no stress to actually get the project done, maybe it will work this time.
As for the shawl, it is made with Berroco Modern Cotton in the color Salty Brine. I have used this before with another shawl I gave to a dear friend. This yarn can be a bit splity but is beautiful to work with. About 750 yards used with a size G hook. This is for Little Buddy's special assistant at school for her end of the year present. She deserves so much more than this because she is so incredible.
Little Buddy and I were treated to a real surprise this week. Our dear friend Tammy at T's Daily Treasures sent us a special treat. Look at Little Buddy he has a jersey straight from Kuwait! Tammy treated us to other special surprises one of which was this wonderful cross stitch. Tammy I can't thank you enough for thinking of us as you travel and celebrate all the wonderful things in your life, you are the very best!
As for today it will be a bit sad. This is Little Buddy's last day with his Physical Therapist. He will be moving onto someone new in a few weeks at a new clinic. PT Terri, as we call her, has been such a blessing to us. She has worked so hard to help Little Buddy move on with gross motor skills and ambulation. We are taking her these beautiful roses as orange is her favorite color. They are a bit more orange than this photo indicates, nothing garish, just pretty. We will miss her so much.
I just had to add this to make you all smile. Little Buddy is a bit, well maybe not just a bit obsessed with Honda Odyssey vans. I am not sure why but he is. He talks about them all the time, so much so I have to tell him to get a new subject. His teacher found this for him and he finished coloring it in last night. Red is his favorite color and he swears when he can drive, at 18, 19, or 20 he is going to get a red Honda Odyssey van. I hope his has a better paint job than this one. Happy Friday everyone.
As I am finishing up writng this and have just heard about yet another school shooting I think we can all use a Little Buddy smile. When will all of this horror stop?