There Was Merrily!

Following Beth’s lead, I feel the need to share with you some rather amusing spam this Monday!

I’m not sure this correspondent was actually intending to join in on my birthday poetry and quotation contest. (Don’t forget, if you haven’t entered; deadline is noon tomorrow, Tuesday November 27!) And I don’t know that he (or she, I suppose) is interested in yarn. But some of these are worth passing on.

“I is pleasantly amazed! Thank!!!”

“This simply prodigy!”

“Like! Thank you!”

“The Regard! The Excellent forum! Thank you!”

And my most favorite of all:

“There was merrily!”

So in a merry spirit, let me show you my most recently cast-on project.


This is slightly washed out from the flash (darn northern latitudes and our short days this time of year!) (and darn the need to work for a living!), but this is a Ravelry scarf! The marvelous and versatile Multidirectional Scarf, being knit using 32 stitches in (again) Twisted Fiber Arts yarn. This is “Duchess”, Meg’s sport/DK weight yarn, in — yes — the Ravelry colorway.


The artist donates a portion of the proceeds from each yarn sale to support Ravelry.

I am loving this yarn. It is so wonderful to work with, soft, non-splitty, yet sturdy and resilient. Mmm. I don’t know whom this scarf is for yet, but it’s sucking me in to knit and knit, just to see the colors deepen and lighten and blend and shift.

Now There Is Merrily!

15 responses to “There Was Merrily!

  1. Did you get that piece of spam from “Ioumsves” or “Scoockgog”? They have both been posting variations on that theme to my blog with great regularity for the past six months or so. One of my favorite items from their repertoire is “The author – you – superhero!”

    There’s merrily, all right.

    Loving the colors in the scarf. At first glance the picture looked like a spaghetti-strap halter tank sort of thing, and I was almost disappointed to realize it wasn’t. But it will make a very cool (or rather warm) scarf indeed.

  2. Happy Birthday!!!

    I love the yarn you are showing πŸ™‚

  3. Ooh, that’s pretty. I really need to make another one of those, in a yarn that’s actually suited to the pattern.

  4. That really is a great pattern for that yarn. Looks gorgeous!

  5. Love that yarn … and the pattern too!

  6. Great spam! πŸ™‚

    Your scarf is just fabulous! This is a perfect use for the yarn- and a great last-month-of-knitting holiday project.

  7. I am officially incorporating “There is merrily” into my holiday vocabulary.

    Cool yarn too.

  8. That is a perfect match up of yarn and pattern. It looks great!

  9. Here’s another 4 for you…Happy 4th hour today!!
    *you did say noon and there were two other 4’s.
    Hope you’re having a great day!!
    Mrs. C.

  10. I’m jealous that your blog spam has poetry in it – mine only deals with viagra or online gaming…

  11. The scarf looks awesome!

  12. Oooh, that scarf looks great. Love the color shifts in the yarn!

  13. I love the scarf in that yarn. I’m thrilled that you posted a link to the pattern. I had it from the Pattern-a-Day calendar but lost it when it blew out of an open topped Jeep while I was knitting on the highway. I managed to finish the scarf having read ahead but I wanted to make another one and wasn’t sure if I had written the pattern down right from memory.

  14. Happy Birthday! That yarn and pattern go great together! I’m going to have to look into that.

  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I got in under the wire. Hope you had a fabulous day. I’ll bet you were busy reading all of our poems, quotes, and whatevers.

    The scarf is gorgeous – I absolutely love the yarn even though they are not my colors. I have to rethink my expectations.

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