Saturday, May 31, 2008

Icky Arachnid

Put your hand out and look at your palm. About four inches across? So was this:

As for blog fodder, again I find myself fodderless. Oh, yeah, sure. There are things I could tell you, but then I'd have to fake my own death and move to a small island. I know. Torture, right? I'm about to order some way darling patterns for the store, in hopes that all the stitchers in the hamlet of 'Frankonia' will begin sewing for their darling offspring and the town will be awash in beautifully clad tots. Or at least it'll make noisy, snot-nosed chirruns more tolerable. Mine are practicing for the obnoxious Olympics today... I think Joe is quickly taking the lead, but he's six, so he's kind of a natural.

Clapotis and I need to have a sit down discussion about how slowly the yarn seems to be getting used, with no apparent effect on the finished size of the piece. I voiced my concerns to the knitting last night and was told I am an impatient b*tch, with no respect for properly executed stitches. Clapotis also pointed out the nearness of the end of ball #2, and implied that my desire to knit all five balls of Malabrigo into the wrap was a grotesque folly, bordering on madness. I calmly and rationally informed Clapotis that I have thumbs and access to both matches and gasoline. The conversation ended quickly. More knitting will happen this evening, as a "Dead Like Me" disc came from netflix.

I just remembered... it's also chocolate cone day...yay! Latah, knittas. C
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gaylen said...

I'm currently knitting the coin lace version of clapotis. Having knit the normal social disease twice. The first one was too narrow, the second one followed the pattern exactly and I again thought it was too narrow. This time I'm doing 11 repeats of the increases. I'll keep you informed of how many repeats of the straight rows. I have 1400 yards of cotton/rayon yarn to use up! But I want one that rolls and looks lovely like on the cover model! And mine never have. Such a disappointment - thankfully, I just give them away when they let me down like that! g

gaylen said...

Oh, and that spider is gross. g

knitter in the desert said...

Eeeewwww! Must you share the icky spider pictures?

See I was a crazy woman and knitted my Clapotis til it was 7' long (I measured....) But boy did it become a staple in my wardrobe....I lurve it!
The yarn you had me used worked perfectly...can be a wrap or rolls up nicely into a scarf....

Annalea said...

I love seeing spiders like that . . . at least, where I live. If a spider has stripes, it means it's not a hobo or a brown recluse (the only two poisonous spiders in the area). Having lots of the non-poisonous spiders around means that there aren't any empty niches in the local eco-system for the nasties to come in and inhabit.

Hooray for good bugs. ;o)

So, when do we get to see your clap?

Thimbleanna said...

Ok. I know I complained when you didn't have pictures with your posts. I'm sorry. Really, really sorry. I promise I'll never complain at pictureless posts again, if the only picture you have is an ugly spider. Eeeewwwww!