Clapotis pics and tiedye fun

19 01 2006

okay! first here is the pic of the girls’ morning after dyeing their shirts. Of course the redhead is mine.

Now for the long-awaiting pics of Clapotis! I still plan on getting a better pic of it perhaps on my sisinlaw but for now these will suffice.
still in progress:

Finished and blocking overnight on Christmas Eve!

Clapotis was a really fun knit and I definately see several more in my future! And I loved the yarn I used, BrooksFarm FourPlay, a wool/silk blend in the Ginger 2 colorway. It felt like heaven running thru my fingers and was so buttery and cool to the touch. Ahhh pure bliss. And for the stats, I ordered 3 hanks and used about 2.5 for Clapotis following the pattern exactly except for purling the dropped stitches and not using stitch markers.

~Recent Handspun & Dyeing Pics~

This week I’ve actually been sick, don’t get sick very often but when I do it’s bad. While I haven’t been getting my spinning done I have been able to work on some crochet projects, designing for myself. I will be posting them soon on my crochet blog. I’ll let you know when I do.

“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.” ~Psalm 13:5-6

Knit into Him,




5 responses

19 01 2006

I love the pictures! Especially the “I’m so full of energy I’m going to explode” look on your daughter in the first one…lol.

19 01 2006
Woven ~N~ Spun

Gorgeous kids. Shirts turned out great. Bet those girls had a bunch of fun. And the Clapotis…LOVE IT. Can’t wait to start mine.

22 01 2006
The Whimsy

That clapotis is just gorgeous!!! I’m so jealous. I’m on a stash diet and all I’d be allowed to knit the thing out of would be LB Homespun or RH yarn, which I have in abundance and don’t want to make into something that I’d be wearing with any regularity. Bleeech. So it’s just a filed-away pattern and once I have monay I’ll be joining the clapotis ranks.!!!

The Tie-dyed shirts look faboo – verrry hippie!! and your kids crack me up. Your eldest – my goodness. They’re gonna fall over themselves for her. Phew! Lovely.

Have a great week!!

23 01 2006

Wow – i’m so impressed with that clapotis – its beautiful!!! Also – i’m jealous of that spinning wheel..I bet that’s alot of fun.

23 01 2006
The Whimsy

I was only 2 hours away from you?! that’s so wild!!! I don’t know when ‘next time’ will be, but I’d love to come visit. I’d definitely venture into OK for adventures with a knitting buddy.

I’ve been meaning to ask you, Do you still spin with a spindle? Now that you have your wheel, I mean, do you still go back to the ‘olden’ days and hand spin with a spindle anymore? I would totally totally love to learn to spin. Just sayin’. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe we could make it a weekend and you could teach me? ๐Ÿ˜€

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