I got spoiled over the Christmas school break! I was actually able to knit quite a lot because the kids were playing together (for the most part) and I could just supervise. Now that school’s back in session, my 4 and 2 year olds are love-hate ALL DAY!! It reminds me of my brother and me. We were either playing happily and all was good in the world or we absolutely hated each other and did everything we could come up with to irritate each other. Granted, he is 5 years older than I am, so he had the upper hand. 🙂
I don’t have much knitting content today because of the aforementioned antics around the house. I have succeeded in knitting several more miters for the youngest’s blanket, but they’re truly not worthy of a photo shoot. Not yet. I also cast on for a Clapotis. Yes, I am completely aware that many of you have knit this pattern in multiples, and you probably did so before I became aware that it existed at all. That doesn’t mean I can’t hop onto the latecomer’s bandwagon, does it? I am currently at the almost-bored stage having just reached the straight section. Behold:
Do you notice anything not related to knitting in this photo? Anything at all? No? Well, my friends, that would be SUNSHINE!!! YAY YAY YAY!! I am so happy to see real live sun that I could almost cry! I won’t though.
Back to the Clapotis: I am using Knit Picks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor and so far I really like how it’s turning out. It’s very lightweight but not so much that you can’t feel it at all. It’s very drapey and super soft. I can’t wait to get into the dropping of stitches. As of now, I’ve only dropped that first little row of them. It’s almost as if the pattern’s author knew that we’d be tentative in the intentional dropping of stitches, and as such wrote the pattern with an easing-into of the dropping. A short line of them to start, a little bit longer on the next run, etc. 🙂
I hope you’re all having a great week so far, and I promise not to leave you hanging much longer about the reason we’re in need of passports. Maybe later this week, but I’m not sure.