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Friday, June 24, 2005

CLAP ON, CLAP OFF, CLAP ON and ON and ON and ON and ON

Clapotis, which I know will be fabulous* once it is finished, seems to be taking FOREVER. I had the most difficult time seting up my start-up rows; I mean it took me like a bazillion (twelve) tries. After that, it was pretty much smooth sailing. I worked on it diligently because I couldn't wait to feel what it would feel like to actually drop a row of stitches. It feels wonderful!! It feels wrong and exhilarating all at the same time.
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Okay so now I dropped my first row of stitches and I'm like, okay did that. Been there, done that. No big deal, etc. I'm back to slow going. I'd love to be able to just wing it out this weekend and be done with it.

Aren't the colors fabulous*?

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*Word of the day over at knit and tonic. Clapotis is FABULOUS, I'M FABULOUS, Your FABULOUS, etc...

Monday, June 20, 2005

I'm a JOINER!!!!!!

Yes folks, I'm a joiner. I just joined the Summer of Lace Group on Yahoo. Woo Hoo!! My first foray into lace knitting and I get to whine and complain (bitch) as well as share my success with the Summer of Lace Knitters. Yeah Baby!! Okay I admit, I may be acting a bit dorky but this is my first knit-a-long. My first anything in the on-line world of knitting and blogging. I'm excited, sue me!!!

I've decided to knit Knitty's Branching Out in Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool, Color 29*. Such a bright sunshiney limey green. I just can't wait to get started. Isn't it gorgeous!!!!
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And look at the cool Summer of Lace Knit-A-Long Button.
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*There will no mention of the fact that I just recently acquired this lovely silky wool in color 29. It was an act born out of desperation. I was at work, which we will know how hard that is on any given day, but "that" day I was without my knitting. Things were a bit stressed and I had to, just had to, make a run to my LYS as I wasn't sure if I wouldn't successfully make it through the day without being able to hear the clicky clack of knitting needles or feel of fiber as it ran through my fingers. See it was an act of desperation and I for one am not counting it as a logical well thought out yarn purchase. In fact everything is just a blur from the day, I cannot even say that I was the one who actually purchased the yarn as my memory is a bit fuzzy. Yeah, that's it. I'm not sure how this yarn got into my office. I guess the knitting Gods saw my distress and gifted me with it. Yeah, yeah that's it.

Yarn Diet still in effect.