Maker Bee


xmas gift 3
December 4, 2005, 2:02 pm
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scarf/shawl for my mama.

clapotis from knitty. i used like 6 skeins each of lang opal and berraco electro. size 8’s.

i had to search everywhere to get enough yarn to do this thing. this is my second clapotis and i am not kntting another one.

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Clapotis est finis!
August 23, 2005, 11:34 am
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This weekend I was on a damn mission to get clapotis finished. The straight rows got old at about the 9th repeat but as soon as I was finished there the end went soooo fast.

Clap Full Length
I wouldn’t even get up and look at it until I wove in all the ends. So it really is done!
What a dork
I think the yarn is pretty and I like that it is kind of shiny but I wish that I would have held out for the silk merino.
Close Up
The cotton is just a little too heavy for the pattern and I definately can’t wear this as a scarf because I feel like I’m gonna choke. Another interesting thing to note: I knit “correctly” now. I used to knit through the back of the loop and I have no idea where I picked this up. It causes problems for me when the directions call for knitting through the back loop when that is what I’m doing to begin with. I wanted to figure it out! I wanted to be an Anarchist Knitter! I just could not get the pattern to work for me with my confusion back-loop-counterclockwise way of doing things. So I forced myself to knit through the front, which felt sooo unnatural at first but now I’m just as fast at that. I still knit stockinette stitch in the round through the back but with everything else I’ve conformed.



Clapotis here I come!
July 21, 2005, 11:23 am
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YAY!

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I won this wonderful yarn from Mystical Creations Yarns. It is a worsted weight Beaded Cotton Rayon blend which promises the appropriate gauge. I am so excited to see what this yarn is like in real life. I’ve been coveting it online for sooo long. Yippee! I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and knit the wonderous clapotis with it. I’m too excited. It’s about time for me to get some nice yarn and make something nice for myself. Right? I always feel guilty about doing things for myself and try to give everything I make away. I do this because: 1. I don’t feel lazy being knitty or crafty if it is for someone else, I feel generous, and 2. My house is nothing if not cluttered. I have way to much useless shit sqeezed into every corner. Don’t get me wrong. I only have things that I absolutely adore in my house (except for that damn painful, cat fur infested futon of mine) but I have to draw line on my clutter somewhere. I could stop buying yarn & beads and actually get rid of all other crafty notions throughout my house but then what would I do with my hands in the evenings as I watch TV. Clean?