Archive for January, 2011

Mini Clap

Lookie, it’s a Clapotis that’s taken weight loss pills!!! I tease, I tease. But it actually is my mini Clapotis, and so far I love it! I’m two-plus repeats into the increase rows. I have 2 balls of this yarn, totalling 400 some yards. My plan is to knit on the straight section until one ball is gone, and then use that number of rows again on the second ball before beginning the decreases. What can I say? I like to love on the knitting edge. If I misjudge, I get to rip the whole thing out! Ok, half of the whole thing. Whatever.

Another Clapotis Finis

Yep, I finished my January project. Well, the knitting. I still have a bit of weaving and the washing and blocking to go. And this morning, I cast on yet another Clapotis. It is my third, and this one is for me! I am knitting it in sockweight yarn, in shades or purple-ish, on size 4 needles. Casting on something for myself was refreshing! I don’t know if I will finish it by the end of the month, but if I don’t, you can bet your sweet bippy I will get right back to it as soon as the February project is done. I still plan to finish Carrick, provided I can find the pattern. I may finish it, even if I can’t. How hard can it be to add sleeves and a neck? The pattern would be nice, but really, it isn’t mandatory. In fact, I could, in theory, just add arm and neck bands and have a serviceable vest. Except I don’t do vests, so there.

Pics soon!


So, as you know, if you’ve been listening to me whine for any length of time here, I don’t have a lot of knitting time, but I have committed to knitting at least a little every day. Yesterday, I finished the daily quota and looked down at the Clapotis and noticed that I had somehow managed to decrease right over some of the drops on the left hand side. WTH? I was halfway through the decreases and had failed to read the instructions correctly for a piece I have already knitted once before. Really, Cass? Really?

REALLY! So I ripped it back and today I started re-knitting.

In other distressing news, because that wasn’t enough to send me crying to the bathroom sink, I have misplaced my copy of Tweed. That half finished sweater I’ve been calling Carrington, well, it’s actually called Carrick, and it is in this book. I’m looking for someone, anyone who can lay their hands on their own copy and burn me a working copy of the pattern. I own the book, it is here somewhere, and you can verify that by searching the archives. Please. I want a whole sweater, and all I lack are sleeves and the turtleneck.

I need a new…

Couch! As comfortable as my big, fluffy brown couch is, it is time for a replacement. I’ve been looking on Craigslist for something suitable, because my couch will also be used for sleeping, and I want a very comfortable one because of that. And I have to have one that comes from a pet-free home because of my allergies. So, even though I am looking for a freebie, or a used one in good condition, I am also looking at sites like Layla Grayce.

They have some really nice Noir Furniture. Yes, I know that page is full of bedroom furniture, but I *did* say the couch would be used for sleeping, right? So, a daybed would work, too, see. But it has to have a back on it, because it sits in from of my glass door, and I would prefer to not have my kids falling through that, ykwim? And if, while I am there, I see a piece I might like for my own room, so much the better, right?

And pillows, lots of throw pillows, because I love them, even though they get spendy. Champagne taste and a beer budget, that’s me. Enh, wine budget; I don’t much care for beer.

The January Project: Clapotis in pink and green

What we have here is not a set of home audio speakers, although I am looking for some because I need better sound from my laptop. I am sure I have 3 or four sets here, but finding them is an entirely different matter! No, this is The January Project. As you probably guess from the fancy title up there, it is indeed a Clapotis. If the title didn’t give it away, the pattern sheet certainly would have, right?

When I picked it up on the first, I was about halfway through the straight section. I’m still about halfway through the straight section, because I didn’t work on it very long. But progress is progress and I aim to be finished with this project by the end of the month. Slow but steady, the keyword being steady, because I didn’t knit at all yesterday. Shame on me! But I do plan to squeeze in a bit today, somewhere. Maybe after dinner, hmmm?