I've stolen the avatar of the winner of my blogiversary contest. It's Brenda from over at Days of my Life. For the record, she got every question right and was the first to submit her answers. Many people tried to win and we threw the names into a hat for Rachel to select the winner. Brenda won. I'm happy for her, but not a little sad to see the shawl go. I'll just have to knit another.
My Ravelry friend Joyce, warned of this Clapotis addiction. I think she has knit several of them. I wonder how many total? I didn't really listen to her warning, thinking instead that I would knit one and that would be it. I couldn't have been more wrong. It's a captivating pattern that requires a bit of attention, but not a whole lot. It's perfect for knitting while watching a movie.
I went to the yarn store yesterday and bought one skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky to finish the last 2 inches and thumb of a pair of mittens for Rachel. When I started them, I thought there was enough yarn to finish-I was wrong. I know, I know-only five days into the new year and I've forsaken my resolution. Does it count though? I'd hate to see Rachelheimer have cold fingers and I swear, that single skein, and 7 buttons for Sebba's sweater were the only things I bought. I didn't even look at the sales items. That has to count for something. A sales bin of yarn is where I first met the lovely yarn Sisek. I fell in love with this yarn and was told it's no longer in production. When I learned this, I bought 25 skeins of it on ebay in a moment of
temporary insanity. This stash is what I made Brenda's Clapotis from. (For the record, I think it's progress that I can say it's Brenda's Clapotis and not mine anymore).
So Brenda, please email me your address and I'll ship your prize for playing along! When you get it, can we have a picture of you snuggled up in Clapotis?