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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Clapotis started!!

I finally finally FINALLY got the clapotis started. I used the bunnies to work myself up to knitting long term again. My friend Cathy kindly offered to straighten out the silk yarn I have had hanging around for 15 or 20 years (man does that make me sound old?). Thanks Cathy!

It is a bit of a pain in the ass because it sticks to itself like crazy and makes knots out of where it stuck to itself and then you end up cutting it because you can't even figure out how in the world the knot works. Anyway as I got about 25 or 30 rows done last night I also began to remember that the damned stuff loves to split too. And (as Cathy pointed out) whoever painted it did not let the colors go all the way through the yarn. So the original white of the silk shows thru when you split a stitch and mess up the twist.

Oh well. I am going to struggle thru anyway as there isn't enough for a top and I do like the color - black with small sections of purple and deep blue. It isn't going to make a shawl either - but if I can finish it as a scarf it will mean that I have finished some knitted piece that I can actually use in the past 10 years. (not counting quickie scarves I did before Christmas.)

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