Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stop the Madness!

Just when the felted items in my house thought it was safe to go out again... I found something else in the house to needle-felt!!

Lucy Bag in Cascade 220 - another Two Old Bags pattern. Woo hoo!

Close-Up:


I'm not sure, but I think there's nothing else in the house to needle-felt.... for now!

And now, for something completely different:

Tis a finished Clapotis. Yes, I jumped on that bandwagon, but two years after it left the....ah....barn?.....podium? What exactly is a bandwagon? Anyway, here is mine, done in Southwest Trading Company Soy Silk, 100% soy silk.

What a dreamy yarn, I must say. Didn't adore the colorways it came in, but it was lovely to knit. Here's a close-up:


The Clapotis pattern is fun; I can see why it was so popular. My mileage varied, as to the yards required in the pattern. I bought 40 yards more than I needed and ran out halfway through the final decrease section. I just bound off and dropped the appropriate stitches as I bound off. So mine is not a perfect rectangle. But I care not, since you can't tell and I wasn't buying another $14 ball of yarn to finish it off. I finished it a month ago, but hadn't woven in the ends. Did that last night. I'd definitely do another one in a wintery yarn. I think we're getting Lorna's Laces gorgeous new yarn in the shop in the fall, which would be perfect.....hmmm.....

Ewwww-Department:

I had the tv on TBS this morning because of course "Dawson's Creek" was on. Yes, "Dawson's Creek" is one of my favorite shows - I am not ashamed to admit it. (And this morning was an episode I've never seen before, which is a near impossibility!) But when DC was over, and the next show came on, I idly looked up at the screen and was caught up in, yes, the drama of Kelli and Zak breaking up on "Saved By The Bell". I had to watch the whole thing - I could not avert my eyes! I watched it, mouth agape, until a commercial saved me and broke the dubious spell. Thank God there was no Screech - but now I think my retinas have been burnt out.

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