Clapotis, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways

Posted on 19, October 2005 by

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Kate Gilbert’s creation has caused a quite a stir in the knitting community. The craze has bitten me too, and now that I have knitted up Cathy’s stole, I am working on mom’s scarf, and have 6 more projects in line to be made. The yarns that are whispering to be a clapotis are Cherry Tree Hill’s Silk/Merino in Cabin Fever, JCA Reynolds’ Rapture in Blue, Catalina’s Worsteds in bubblegum pink and in beige/brown tweed, and Malabrigo’s Kettle-dyed Merino in Alpine Pearl. I also have the beautiful ivory mohair(60%)/wool(40%) yarn that Jette had given me, and have been debating on turning those hanks into a pearl-laden Clappy or my personal pattern of the Evening Triangle Shawl.

Speaking of the Evening Triangle Shawl, I have not been able to work on the royal purple one since I last touched it, so no updated pics for now. However, I did finish the crocheted hyperbolic scarf for Ruth’s store and a mini swatch of a mile-a-minute pattern that one of my students was having difficulty with pictures to be posted soon. I figured I could turn the swatch into a scarf for the Community Warmup. Anyway, I have allocated more of my stash for shawls: Heirloom’s Heritage in the sparkling light green teal, Idena Almedahl’s Evita in green and in linen as others. The trick will be finding compatible yarns to pair them up with; I am thinking mohair would be best for this time of year.

It seems that the more I look around my stash, the more I see what they want to be molded as. The Marks & Kattens’ Kosmos skeins in washed olive and in barely color-splashed black keep reminding me that they are going to be scarves for Christmas. The assorted colors of Sugar’n’Cream that I bought many years ago tease me with the visions of a hand-knotted rug. And the yarns keeps on and on, each wanting to be worked with next. No wonder we get so overwhelmed with our stashes! Plus, here’s a new kicker: I have a bag full of shorn wool for me to pass to the Rhode Island Spinning Guild (if they are interested), or clean and maybe spin it myself. I have not decided what to do with it yet, but I do know that the wool is from Suffolk sheep. Anyone know anything about cleaning wool? I would LOVE to hear from you!

For tonight while I watch the NL baseball game, I will heed the olive Kosmos’ cries and combine it with Berroco’s Softwist in soft green. They will make a warm scarf for someone special, and when I am done, maybe I can get the black one done too. (Sigh) A fiber-lover’s work is never finished… =:8