a jumble of clapotis
I was kind of late to this party but, at last, my clapotis is off of my needles. The ends are woven in and it is blocking on my bed. As boring as I found this project at times, as long as it took me to get started, and then to get back to it...I do love how it looks, the colors are nice - kind of a pre-February Project Spectrum. One of the pinks is the exact color I would like in a lipstick - such inspiration. I will have to skip off to Target with my new wrap so I can find the lipstick I have been longing for with each repeat of the pinkiness, can you see the one I mean? Could be complimentary on my pale winter face.
I used Noro Silk Garden in colorway #84 and used size 8 needles. I like the finished look of the Noro but the "rustic" quality of the yarn made those dropped stitches stick together which made for too much individual stitch dropping, I had to pry each stitch out - my fingers numbed. I prefer a sleeker yarn, so next time - if there is such a thing, I would use something less splitty. Maybe a summer scarf, something narrower, not so many increase repeats. Maybe the cornflower Handmaiden sea silk in my stash?
What else did I finish? The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Another good read - I won't drag on with details but if you like book that takes you there - the smells, the sounds, the sights, vibrant colors - this was a fabulous book for that. The book is a fictional version of events based on a biblical character, Dinah. I have searched for my Bible for Dummies to no avail - and even after a 34-week study of the bible with my pastor - I really don't have any information about Dinah - I am curious now to connect this book with the "real" thing.
I am, challenging myself to read 52 books this year. I decided that one a week would not be a bad number for a working, knitting mom. (I am counting knitting and lusting after yarn as my other "full-time job") I may just have to invent a button for my own little challenge.
Meanwhile, on to my next read - I have a wonderful pile of books to choose from, I can say enough how much Paperbackswap.com rocks. I also just received a book from Cinnamonamon, Outlander. She had blogged about the series one day and when I commented about my curiousity she generously offered up her copy of the first book, which I received yesterday. She also included 2 handmade stitch markers - just because. That is just another reason you bloggers are pretty darn awesome. So for that Cinnamonamon -
There are some rules for this "make my day award" but heck, I just stole that button because I wanted to share it with my generous blogfriend. Thank you!
Next up might be more shots of my Clap in action - a project that takes this kind of stick-to-it-iveness deserves another gratuitous picture. And what's next? Off to ponder! Have a great week!