Not really, things are pretty good around here. Better than pretty good – it really is the best of times.
I just used that title since I am working on another Clapotis. But this is as far as my cleverness extends. The first line. Sad but true – my intelligence extends as far the the first line – it’s a mile wide and an inch deep. I cannot tell a lie and say these are the worst times – not only is it untrue, but I would jinx myself! I cannot lie and say that I’ve even read the book – maybe I did, but maybe I didn’t – I can’t remember. If I did, I am certain that I skimmed it.
Before I completely depress myself with further discussion of the great works of literature that have slipped through my brain like a seive, allow me to change course and speak of Clapotis.
I started this project while waiting for the plane at Kennedy airport. I had heard that my Denise Needles would be acceptable to the security standards. My sock projects were packed away in the luggage. The airline’s website said that plastic or wooden needles were okay, but that the wood should be bamboo. My dpns are birch and I didn’t want to chance having an arborist for a security agent.
I am using the alpaca silk twist from Knitpicks. This yarn is wonderful – so soft and easy to work with! And of course, Knitpicks is the place to order – not only are their yarns cheaply priced, their cutomer service is superb! As you may or may not remember, my first Clapotis used Berroco Suede. I love the way it came out, but the suede was not easy to work with! It is also only suited to shawl use – is much too bulky to be worn as a scarf. Thus the next Clapotis. My hope is that this one will be more versatile.
Did I mention how much I love my suede Clapotis? That took it on vacation and used it as an evening wrap? That it garnered many compliments?