Friday, February 17, 2006

Clapotis Fini!


My KO project of a clapotis is complete. I used a silk/merino from ebay seller LotusBlossom, and I'm very happy with it. Now if only I could wear it. Our Spring weather has disappeared and it's cold and rainy :-(.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A realization

No more Cozy. The yarn was all wrong anyways. I have bigger problems. I think I'm going to set my olympic project to the side and start Clapotis and a sock I had started the day before the opening ceremony.

The Ribby Cardi is KILLING me. I'm not enjoying the knit. I'm doing it purely for the finished product. Normally I would have something else going to break up the monotony but when you're in a time crunch there's no room for multiple projects.

I've been unusually busy here lately. I look to my knitting as a way to unwind...even if I don't get to it until everone is asleep and I'm watching Jay Leno. Forcing myself to knit something that I am not particularly enjoying and telling myself I have to do it before the 26th turns my enjoyable activity into just another chore.

I've got this wonderful yarn (Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb and Artyarns Ultramerino 6) that is calling~no, yelling my name and I must answer it!

If you've made it this far here's the deal. My Behind the Times project is going to be a Clapotis in the Jeans colourway of LL Lion & Lamb :o)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Add another Clapotis to the list.

My order has been placed with KnitPicks, and I'm now waiting for seven skeins of Andean Silk to arrive in the mail. It may take awhile though, because DH's Visa account has been frozen for security reasons. He's a victim of credit card fraud. Someone on the other side of the country used his number to buy gas. Visa says they got DH's number by double-swiping his card in Vancouver and tranferring the information to a blank card. Somehow, that was then all sent to Ontario. Anyway, hopefully KnitPicks can place my order now that my card has been "unfrozen".

Looking forward to reading about everyone else's projects! The FO's already posted are beautiful!

Sitcom Chic Progress

I finished knitting the main part of the body tonight:

Now I can take a short break and get to work on the sleeves.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Clapotis on hold

I was 4 repeats into section 3 when Friday arrived and it had to be put aside. I am trying to do my first sweater for the Knitting Olympics - Knitty's Tubey. The Clap will just have to wait - I want a gold medal! ;-)

darbyrose

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Show and tell time

The mandatory "Clapotis in Nature" shot


Clapotis Fountain

Inaugural Wearing


I haven't taken a measuring tape to it yet, but with 15 repeats in the straight section, it is long enough that I can wrap it around my neck once and tie it in a knot. I think it is similar in dimension to a pashmina type shawl (but thicker, of course).

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wait, from the ORIGINAL SnB? Darn that's old!



Kittyville Hat, SnB. Lionbrand CottonEase, and Bernat Boucle (this stuff never dies, I swear the ball goes on and on and on). Size 8 needles.

This hat would have taken a few hours, if I had knit on it for any length of time. I didn't add the earflaps, since I would have had to bust into another skein, and well, I didn't want to.

I much prefer ribbed bands, since this hat is a bit big, and it would of made it fit better. Bella was upset that she's never in photos so I dragged her into this one.

Meow!

Finished Clapotis and still sane!

I finished my Clapotis last night. I've taken some pictures, but will have to wait until I get back from holiday to post them.

I ended up having to make 2 runs to a LYS to buy "one last" skein of ribbon. One of the skeins must be because I added an extra 3 repeats to the straight section, but I cannot explain the 2nd skein. I initially miscalculated how much yarn I would need (to be honest, I misread the entry in the Yahoo Clapotis KAL database), but then I would have sworn that I subsequently purchased enough to finish it off. But I have searched through our car and suitcases, and have not come up with a missing skein. Instead I am attributing it to the fact that time and space are altered by the clapotis.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Finally finished ChicKami this morning (my consolation for being home sick the last two days), but no pictures to post yet. Now I have a few days to relax before I start Sitcom Chic on Friday.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Pigpotis

Because I'm shameless and because my guinea pigs are cute, here is another picture of my clapi with the piggies. Excuse the blurriness.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

indecision

Have to make a decision - I have officially finished the straght section (have dropped 12 stitches). I think I need to increase the length a bit, but I am not sure if I should do 14 or 15 dropped stitches. I want to avoid unlucky 13, and I am slightly swayed by the fact that 15 repeats would be divisible by 3, which will give it something in common with the 12 repeats that are called for in the pattern.

I am such a numbers geek.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Killing two birds with one stone

Well, since the KAL for the Jaywalker socks is officially closed, I figure that it qualifies as a behind-the-times project. I've chosen it as my Knitting Olympics challenge and will be casting on during opening ceremonies on February 10. I'm using Socks That Rock in the Queen Rock colorway--I swatched last night (Olympics training dontcha know) and I was positively swooning over the yarn's wonderfulness. Can't wait to start! In the meantime, I'm doing another sort of behind the times project--a multidirectional scarf for each of my two girls in Araucania Atacama alpaca, in a lovely pink/red variegated colorway. Hat and scarf (scarf is also out of Atacama, in a black/charcoal.grey/white colorway) for DH are done, just need to be blocked. Busy me!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Another clapotis--finis!

Yep, I finished my mini clap last night and wove in (all 4 of the) ends. Blocking and photo to come...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I quit Clapotis.

At least, the one I had started and abandoned after the second column of dropped stitches. Remember how I said it was for a friend's mother? And I ended really not liking her once I met her? Well, that friend is no longer a friend (better explanation on my blog) so the Clapotis is no longer my project either. Now I can start it over for myself, in yarn I like. Which, I'll have to think about. I had bought Red Heart in a really cool green, blue and yellowish variagation. But now I don't know. I'm gonna have to think. But, I am doing a Booga Bag. That's gotta count for this knit-a-long - right?