Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Working Away on Clapotis

OK, so I know I am like, the last person in the whole world to make a Clapotis, but I am doing it anyway, despite that spring is (supposedly) on its way. I have three ladders so far:

and am so enjoying pulling them out every 12 rows! Not to mention that I picked up the idea of making fun, sparkly stitch markers from the other bloggers, which, combined with the very lucious Lorna's Laces "Lion and Lamb" in mixed berries, is making this project a real pleasure to knit.
I've also been busy with my spinning, though not as much as I should. Here's my very first skein:

which is now a fun shade of bright red, thanks to some Kool-aid. And then there's my first plied skein, made with alpaca:

hanging in the bathtub after its swim in the Kool-aid. I felt like the crazy lady in the grocery store today when I saw the Kool-aid display--they got in all of these new flavors, so I stocked up on Blastin' Cherry Berry, Blue Raspberry Lemonade, and Berry Blue--a girl in my class has been dying (no pun intended) for some blue, so I'm really going to make her day.