First off, a big fat Thank You for the birthday gift my friend Sav sent me. Here it is….
Handmaiden silk/wool in colorway Paris, which is more than appropriate, you will understand why in a moment!
I SO do not deserve such a nice gift!
‘Cept, Ladies and Gentlemen, I think she might have some ulterior motives….you see, we have both caught the clap. Thats right, we are happily jumping on a knitting bandwagon. Together. I am not sure who has infected first, but we both have a burning desire to knit Clapotis. (Pronounced Clap-o-tea) I am tempted to call it clapotease as the pattern has been teasing the corners of my mind just waiting for an appropriate yarn. Now, some will be horrified to know that I don’t particularly like multicolor yarns and handpaints. Well, thats not clear, I LOVE them, I love to look at them and feel them. I love to admire them as art. I want them in my house. I don’t like the way they knit up, unless it is for socks. Even then I struggle. But once in awhile a pattern comes along that BEGS for the use of handpaints or hand dyes and it won’t be done justice without them. Clapotis is one of those. I was just waiting for the perfect hand dye to catch my attention.
I will be doing this in the larger wrap size. Sav will be doing one in the scarf size. This should be fun!