Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A little bit of fall fun

So, I really should have done this a while ago, but I wanted to post up a picture of something my good friends Elaine and Carolyn gave me for my birthday. I took a picture really close up (remember the whole Eye Spy thing on the back of OWL Magazine? ^__^), so see if you can guess what it is. You ready?

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Ta~da!! Needless to say, I am loving it and send huge thank you's to them.

Also, while Mita came to visit me at PMH, she happened to see me wearing some wrist-warmers. It's bloody cold in the office, so I can't get by without them. Well, this prompted her to ask me if I could make a pair for her, and who was I to say no to a request? So, we went off to Lettuce Knit to pick out some yarn. Silly me didn't take a picture of the yarn after I bought it, but here's a nice little pic of the FO (along with me being silly)
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Lastly, I am getting closer and closer to finishing my Clapotis after having frogged the entire thing all the way back in...uh...I think it was July. I have one more 'official' straight row to go, but I might make it longer considering the fact that I decided to make this Clapotis a bit more narrow. I haven't decided yet. How much more do the decrease rows and finishing rows add?
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I've also started the Icarus Shawl from the Summer 2006 Interweave. I'm not quite ready to show pictures of it yet. It hardly looks like anything yet. But I'm finding more and more that lace weight yarn makes me annoyed. Next time I make lace stuff, I might pick a slightly weightier yarn.


Adrienne said...

Hey, a game! it a ball winder?

Awesome wrist warmers! I love those colours. And the Clapotis looks like it's coming along nicely! That's one of those patterns that I can see myself using over and over again.

I think the decrease rows add exactly the same amount of shawl as the increase rows did. When I made my Mom's Clapotis out of Malabrigo, I measured how much yarn I had used after I finished the increase section, and made sure to have at least that much left before starting the decreases. I think I ended up having *just* enough yarn to finish! Yay for math! =)

Karen said...

Yay!! You win a prize for guessing correctly!!

I probably won't be making another Clapotis for a while, personally, but I do have to admit that it was a pretty good brainless knit. Problem with me is that I'm too much in love with lace knitting at the moment to do another one for a while. Well, maybe for a much skinnier scarf, but not a shawl sized one.