Tuesday, June 20, 2006

CLAPOTIS PROGRESS...






I have been knitting away any free moment I could find. I've even taken to knitting on my breaks at work. Which is actually a joke, as I only get one 23 min and two 30 min breaks. Most times I have to forgo one knitting break to eat lunch. And since the time is so short, and I'm not that fast a knitter, I usually only get one row done a break. Also, I have to contend with the looky loo's, and questions. There's one woman in particular who bugs me on a regular basis about making something for her. And my response is always, "If I knit you a garment, you'd have one thing to wear. But if I teach you to knit, you'd have clothing and accessories for a lifetime!" She always just giggles and walks away. I don't know why she thinks I'm joking. "I'M NOT!!!!!"

I'm progressing slowly but surely. It's not looking too bad, to me. And I'm having a ball knitting it. When I first looked at a pic of the Clapotis, I thought, "there is no way a beginner can do this!" Then I read the pattern and thought it didn't look like it was too terribly difficult. So when I actually sat down and started working on it I was so relieved at the ease of it. I just couldn't wait to get to the dropping stitches part of the pattern. That is too much fun.

I'm definately going to be making one of these for my mom for her birthday. I'm not sure what yarn I should use. But I do know that I want her to be able to wear it to "Red Hatter" events.

Any yarn suggestions?

11 comments:

Karen said...

I haven't tried this one yet, but I'm glad to see that you think it's easy.

Auntie Amanda said...

I loved knitting the Clapotis! It is such an addictive pattern. Your's looks great so far! I hate it when people think I would enjoy knitting them their dream garment when they should just pick up the needles themselves....teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime mentality on my part I guess.

Emma said...

It looks beautiful so far! Love the response you gave to the woman who wants you to knit for her. Hopefully she'll realize you're not kidding and sit down for a lesson!

K. said...

The Clap is looking great! Be confident, you're a great knitter! What yarn are you using for the clap? it looks nice and soft and comfy...

Cutie said...

Wow! It looks great!!! I love the color. I loooooove what you said to the annoying co-worker. I have been asked to knit for so many people over the years, and I have a few rules, and they are:

*If you ask me repeatedly to knit you something, you may or may not get it, depending on how much I think you will appreciate it.

*Just asking repeatedly doesn't guarantee you a damn thing.

*I reserve the right to take as long as I need to while knitting it

*I promise to not be faithful to your project at all :D and knit things for myself along the way.

As you can see I have been burned before and have become a bit hard.

I think that its funny, that despite all my rules, 80% of my knitting is gifts for others.

And I usually volunteer it. Sigh.

When will I ever learn?

Emms :)

Harlem Purl said...

I love the way your Clappy is coming out. Of course I've been too chicken to try it out for myself, but your post is giving me one more reason to try it anyway. Thanks Shorty!

del said...

The Clapotis is coming along so well! Hopefully, the begging woman will get the hint! And soon!! I don't knit for anyone I don't love.

Necia said...

I think it looks fantastic. What yarn is that. I love the colorway. Keep on knitting on Mama.

Necia

Fleurs said...

i really love it.Like Necia i would like to know what kind of yar are you using?

Ericka said...

Hi Sonya, your Clapotis looks FANTASTIC so far! I plan to make one in the fall. What yarn are you using--bamboo? Speaking of...guess what, I bought some SWTC Bamboo for a cardigan. Sorry I missed the Meetup lastnight. Talk to you later!

Anonymous said...

your clapotis looks good! what type of yarn are you using?- secret sis