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Monday, March 21, 2005

Fourth time's the charm :)

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This is the fourth yarn I bought to make Kate Gilbert's Clapotis from Knitty, aka the Clapper or the Clap. I purchased some lovely handpainted yarn from which was stunning but not quite the right color or feel. Then I stumbled into my LYS, A Good Yarn , and found this gorgeous silk and rayon blend. I was floored. Just what I had envisioned when I thought of making Clapotis. Bright, soft, silky, springy goodness. I am sooooooooooo jazzed!!!

Lookie, lookie, lookie.........A wonderful little boy has a front to his pirate sweater!!!
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Click here to see a close-up of the pirate's face. His face is a little wonky (nose area) but I'm just going to let it go. It took me awhile to want to actually pick this project back up because I was so tired of the switching or twisting yarn for the face, that I've decided it is okay not to obsess over what I've affectionally come to call the wart on the Pirate's nose. lol Now if we could just find some sleeves, the little guy may get to wear this sweater before it gets too warm.

Some yummy yumminess....We went to AC Moore this weekend and I found this lovely periwinkle yarn which is a merino, microfiber,cashmere blend (45%/49%/6%), Cashmere Luxury Aran. I have to say it is wonderful. It feels great. I may have to go back and pick up enough to actually knit something to wear. I liked the feel so I picked up a few skeins to play around with to see if I liked it. I need to make some sort of something to keep our remote controls together. We somehow always seem to misplace one of the three that is needed at that precise moment. It is very annoying to be on a constant remote search. So the boys will be threatened within an inch of their lives to make sure they put all the remotes back into the periwinkle remote pocket Mom knits up. I hope it works. If nothing else I found a yarn I think is pretty darn good, considering I believe I am turning into a yarn snob.
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At 6:12 AM, Blogger Kimberli said...

Wow -- Yummy looking yarn for your Clapotis! I made one to go with a winter coat... and now am considering making one for spring!
Nice work on the Pirate too!

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Nik said...

Don't you just love that Cashmere yarn from A.C. Moore? I used to work there part-time as a professional knitter and I use to feel it up on a regular basis:D

I got two balls of it as a secret santa gift this past christmas. I'm going buy more and use it to make "Tempting" at It originally calls for Debbie Bliss's cashmerino, so I think that this will be an acceptable substitute.

Found your blog via the knitting bloggers ring.


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