Saturday, June 14, 2008

Clap Off!

I finally got Clappy off the needles last week, after treating her like the red headed step child neglecting her for a few weeks to work on projects for the Granite State Knit In, but alas... she is finished, even if a bit late for the Fashionably Late in 08 KAL (does that make me extra fashionable???)...

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I used a bit over 6 skeins of SWTC Amerah (100% silk) in the colorway Vineyard and opted to go with not blocking (I like the crinkled look). Amerah was quite nice on the hands, but my major complaint was the ridiculous amount of knots I ran in to (some skeins had 3 or 4!!!). So not cool... especially for a "luxury" yarn. I tried to hide them in as best I could and while not completely pleased, I'm ok with them for now... we'll see how they act up when I start wearing it.

Here's my failed attempt at a self portrait (well, half ain't bad... right?).....

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And the customary 4 legged helper shot...

Clappy_Tut

With Clappy finished, I still have 101 projects on the needles I've been working on my Trekking to Charlotte socks...

CharlotteSock

And I just cast on a Market Bag for a friend's upcoming birthday (and bought yarn to make one for myself as well)...

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7 comments:

Kenyetta said...

I love the yarn for the Market Bag!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh Clappy looks great! Love the color in the sock! Cant' wait to see the market bag..I have to crochet myself one again, I keep giving them away..lol

Dianne said...

Clappy looks great! Can't wait to see the finished market bag.

I've haven't had one of the turtles in the yard come back yet. Maybe that's because they're afraid I'll put more polish on them...

Channon said...

Clappy's beautiful, as are your WIPs...

Kathy R said...

What beautiful yarn you chose for your Clapotis. It looks great! I keep working on mine, but I've got a ways to go.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Your clappy is gorgeous:)I have always wanted to knit a market bag.I Love reading your blog.Hugs Darcy

Gnat said...

The Clapotis is beautiful. I keep saying I'm going to knit a market bag and haven't started. Need to get some stuff off my needles first. :)

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