Saturday, April 21, 2007

Knitting!! Color and Black Clapotis

Sometimes, I still knit. I finally finished Karen's Christmas present (Shut Up, yes I did). It's a house pattern from my LYS Gail Knits. It's basically a triangle neck-scarf made from Prism's 'Cool Stuff.' I'm going to add a tassel to the bottom point I think.

And then, there is the Black Clapotis. Also known as Clapotis III. As in it is my THIRD Clapotis. I am bound and determined to get this one done for summer. I've been working on this for a few years as I keep setting it aside to start on Christmas presents. And we can see how well I get THOSE done on time (just Shut UP...stop laughing and no snickering..stop it). It's a cotton yarn so it will be perfect for desert wear.

Photo+Black Yarn=Poor Sucky Picture

Black Clapotis

The link to my Clapotis Spreadsheet is here and on the sidebar. It's an excel file ready for download. It's the original one I uploaded to the Yahoo Clapotis Group years ago. Knitty has the original knitting pattern. Along with many other fabulous FREE patterns.

I have been trying to knit while watching evening TV and Clapotis is a good knit for that type of sitting. After figuring out FBS, that was a reasonable TV knit too.

I feel undetermined lace project coming on (I did so love knitting the Flower Basket Shawl) or possibly this:

Scarf and Photo by Dogged (Ashley)

I ran across this on Ashley's site 'Dogged' and just fell in love with the colors and pattern. The book is available at my library and I'm sure I can order the yarn on the net. Or maybe find something I like equally well in my stash boxES. Hehehhhe.

Pattern: Chevron Scarf from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts"
Yarn: 'Socks That Rock' medium weight in Watermelon Tourmaline and Farmhouse.
Needles: Clover Bamboo straights, size 5

I just love the colors in this scarf. Very unlike me. It just seems I need to knit this. Maybe it's Spring or something.

And having just come the Botanical Medicine conference, can I please tell you to start or eat more CURRY. And remember, curry is a mixture of's NOT one spice. So, look for a blend you like. It helps lower your blood pressure. Of course, you can take many of these spices in a capsule tastes so damn good when you find one you like. YUM.

And Copper, we need copper.

Health Info: "Why We Need Copper"

Tiger and Strawberries' "Broccoli with Five Spices"

"My second favorite household chore is ironing.
My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
--by ?????

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Blogger Nancy said...

I like the new shawl.. the colors are How did you do that stitch??

I've named you a "Thinking Blog" by the way.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Ms. Kim! It's Susan in Houston. I sent a note to your accessnv address and it was returned :-( Will you jot me a note to or so I have your address, pleeeeease?

I want to learn knitting! I want funky scarves, want to make stuff for the babies & Brooke & Kelly & me!

I think the quote is Erma Bombeck's ~ the woman who was so right on and could make us laugh til we peed our thongs :-O
xoxo Susan

6:45 AM  

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