Monday, January 29, 2007

Can you call it a FO if it still needs to be blocked?

I am completely finished with the knitting of Clapotis. I've had it wrapped around me all morning. I am (still) absolutely in love with the yarn I choose (malabrigo). My Clap still needs to be blocked, but I think I'll call it a FO anyway.

Now that my size 8 Denise tips are free, I'm planning on starting a baby blanket sometime this week. This baby blanket is intended for the new bundle my sister announced on Christmas day (EDD. mid August). I am going to make the blanket based on the Garterlac dishcloth pattern, I got the idea from the garterlac baby blanket that Twinsanity made. I am going to be using Bernat CottonTots in the 'Wonder Dreams' Colorway for the main body, and 'Little Boy Blue' for the border. No, we don't know the gender, but it's such a soft, pretty shade of blue I consider it gender neutral.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Update on Clapotis

I'm overdue for an update. I've been struggling with an awful cold the past week. I'm still not over it, but at least all that remains is a sore throat and some funky congestion.

I've made a lot of progress since the last pic I showed you of my Clap. I am now working my eleventh repeat of the straight section in the pattern. It's going quickly, It's an easy pattern and the yarn is heaven.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Clapotis Progress

Here's a pic of what I've done so far on my Clapotis. I will drop the first column of stitches when I start the next row.

I love this yarn. I have been tempted to call up random people that I know, yell "I LOVE MY YARN", and hang up. I haven't done it though. If I did acutally do it, that would make me crazy, and I'm not crazy....well, at least I don't think Malabrigo is just beautiful. It drapes beautifully, and it is SOOOOO soft. Now I need to resist the urge to buy more. The colorway Black Forrest is screaming "buy me......BUY me too....."

Monday, January 08, 2007


The yarn for my Clapotis came today. I choose Malabrigo Merino in the colorway Velvet Grapes. This pic comes nowhere close to doing justice to the beauty of this yarn. I can't wait until I can get this wound into balls and start knitting with it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

knitting plans

I am finally jumping on the bandwagon and I am going to knit myself a Clapotis. I ordered some Malabrigo from Webs for it. I chose the colorway Velvet Grapes. I placed my order on December 27th (only a week ago), and I'm already anxiously itching for it to get here. I LOVE Malabrigo. I fondled some in my LYS a long while ago, and instantly fell in love. This will be my first time working with the heavenly strands. I will make sure to add a pic of my yarn when it does get here, as well as progress pics of my clapotis.

I also have a baby blanket planned. I'm going to steal an idea from Twinsanity and knit a Garterlac Baby Blanket (based on the garterlac dishcloth by Criminy Jickets). Right now, though, I can't decide what yarn I want to knit this with. This blanket is for the baby that my sister is currently pregnant with. My main problem is that I want to get started on this before the sex of the baby is discovered, so it needs to be gender neutral. I would also like to use a variegated yarn. Cotton Tots has a few options open for me, but I don't know what it is, but something in the back of my head is telling me to look around a little more before deciding.