Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The "Guests" Have Left

Finally, the plumbers have gone. They were only here until about lunch time. It seems that all is well for our drain lines now, and DH (Dear Husband this time) is out of the dog house. If you read the comments, you'll see that he does have a sense of humor. However, I suddenly feel the need to install padlocks on my yarn closet! ;) We just need to get the downstairs kitchen where the washer lives back in order now. And yes, by "We" of course I mean husband needs to do this. I swept and mopped the floor, so that just leaves returning a few items to their storage space in the cabinet below the sink and replacing that cabinet door.

Did you see that Harlot is having an Olympic Knitalong? I've joined and will be working on Clapotis. After all, I'm the last knitter in the universe who has not made Clapotis.

My knitting slump may be ending. Last night, I worked on Gioia successfully. I must have ripped this thing out a dozen times over the last week, but finally, it is all coming together! It's a beginner level pattern, for goodness sake. What was my problem? This is such a fun pattern and easy, believe it or not! Hurry yourself on over to The Garter Belt and buy your copy. I'm making my Gioia out of Noro Silk Garden. I had two skeins my last Knitty SP had given me to do Edgar, but I've not been in an Edgar mood. The yarn looks perfect in Gioia, but it hit me last night that I will need to match the striping down either side of my scarf. That should not be too hard to do. Keep that in mind if you make this pattern with a yarn that stripes. I'll try to get photos of my progress later in the week. It's kind of like someone said on another blog, progress photos usually are not that attractive!

I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton book with the Klaralund pattern in it. Valerie inspired me to do so by whispering those words "out of print." I don't know when this book will go out of print, but I couldn't risk not getting the pattern. I've been lusting over Klaralund since the day I saw her. Carodan Farms seems to have the best price on the book even after you add in shipping. My enabler husband says we should go to the LYS this weekend to buy yarn for the sweater. That was going to be on next year's yarn list! However, since the LYS has Noro on sale 40% off, and he's given me the green light to spend....I guess I'd better do it! I'm thinking something in blues and greens perhaps.


Blogger Vera said...

I want to join the Olympic KAL, but need a neat project. I've done Clapotis and Klaralund.

I'll think of something.

6:14 PM  
Blogger amylovie said...

Noro 40% off! You better snatch it up.


7:44 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

You are definitely not the last to knit Clapotis. To tell you the truth, it's never been on my list of to do's.

I love Silk Garden except for the knots. I had a lot of skeins that changed color midstream because they were knotted together. If I weren't such a color placement freak, it really wouldn't have been that big of a deal when I was knitting Tilt. From my experience the more skeins you use in a project, the more likely you are to have knots. If you go with the flow it's not really a problem.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Skaska said...

Donna, you are not the last knitter on this planet to make that clap thing. I have not and I will not EVER make it.

Just saying.

I'm still debating about the olympics KAL, because for me to participate and finish on time, I'd have to make wrist warmers or some other ridiculously small item.

9:35 PM  
Blogger jackie said...

donna, you are SO not the last knitter to make a clapotis!!! i am making on for the knitting olympics as well. in fact, i saw that there are so many of us, i decided to start a little KAL for us. come check it out if you like at http://teamclapotis.blogspot.com/. let me know if you are interested in joining. hope to virtually knit with you soon!

11:57 PM  

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