Saturday, February 09, 2008
Clapotis and Sympathy
My clapotis (rhymes with "cup of tea") is done. It would've been done last week, except that for the second time in a month I've been knocked on my ay-ess-ess by some kind of virus that's felled any number of my acquaintances. Sore throat, fever, body aches...now cough and ear pain. I tanked down the Emergen-C and swabbed with Zicam, and am now feeling like I might live.
Unfortunately, there's nobody available to model it for us, so you'll just have to settle for cheesecake shots (a.k.a. clapotis pron). The knitting was very satisfying - easy to memorize, interesting enough to keep me going through the long middle, and very fun to show other people in the middling stages ("Did you just do that on purpose?"). Plus, getting to fondle the the Koigu is always a treat.
Also unfortunately, I tried knitting while sick and drinking Nyquil and completely left out one of the drops on the decrease portion, really near the end. I ended up having to pull that thread out a couple of inches, cut it, unravel enough to drop the stitches that needed dropping, and splice the cut ends back together. You can't even tell. But now I need a bumper sticker that says "Friends Don't Let Friends Knit Under the Influence."
Above you see it all skinny-like, in scarf form. And below you see it spread out shawl-fashion, looking alarmingly like the planaria we had to cut in half in 9th grade biology....
And now, if you're done here, go visit my friend Sarah-Hope at whatifknits. She's celebrating her blogiversary with a raffle, with the proceeds going toward animal charities in her area. Great prizes, good deeds....go take a chance!