Sunday, October 29, 2006

Final countdown to 100th post

Well I took my own advice and started my "one day" project - the Clapotis! I am about halfway done and it is beautiful. I love how it is coming out.




I love how the dropped stitches look...



I'm so glad I finally did this project. It is coming out just as I imagined. The yarn is a dream to work with - it's Brooks Farm Riata which is a discontinued color unfortunately - but it is gorgeous. I haven't been able to put it down. I worked on it most of the weekend.

While I wasn't working on the Clap... - I was learning how to make two socks on two circular needles at Woolwinders. I am not sure I love the technique. My needles were getting all tangled up with my yarn and I think I spent more time untangling than I did knitting. But my teacher does say - that she things my needles were to blame... they were too new and the cords were not behaving. So... I may keep trying - but only AFTER I finish my Clapotis.

I got to spend lots of quality time with my boys this weekend - my pups and hubby and I enjoyed the cool weather and the changing leaves this weekend. I love Autumn.


In honor of the fall weather and the fact that we are approaching Halloween - here are some pics of the mini pumkins I got from the farmer's market.




8 comments:

Tandi said...

Gorgeous Clapotis! I love that yarn.
I just started to try out socks on regular dpn's, I would love to try double circs but it sounds confusing.

monica said...

Your Clapotis looks beautiful. I love the color. I will have to look into that yarn, it is not one I have knit with.

R a i n said...

That looks so freakin' gorgeous! The colour is just perfect for it. Maybe I should knit me one of these...hmmmm...

GI said...

The Clapotis is beautiful! I love the color. I may have to try that one of these days.

Kenyetta said...

Your Clapotis is coming along beautifully! I think I want to make one...one day!

Karen said...

Beautiful Clapotis! Love the colors in the yarn. I will have to add that pattern to the "to do" list.

Rachel said...

The clapotis yarn looks soooo soft. I relate entirely to the socks on 2 circulars getting tangled. I like using 5 DPNs myself.

Lolly said...

Love the little pumpkins!!
The Clap is beautiful, J. It is my one day project too... but I need the yarn for it! Maybe at Stitches? :)