Sunday, August 19, 2007

I've got the clap!

That's right, folks, I've got all the symptoms: I can't stop knitting and I'm dropping stitches like a madwoman. That can only mean one thing . . . I've got the clap. Clapotis, that is.

I know I'm late to the party, but I figured every good knitter needs her own Clapotis. Mine will be more scarf than shawl, but it's still a Clapotis. I rooted through my stash (you can hardly call it a stash as it's mostly composed of bits of yarn leftover from past projects just waiting to be recycled somehow) and found this autumn coloured Fleece Artist yarn that I picked up for nearly nothing in a bin of "factory defects" at Gaspereau Valley Fibres. I have no idea what kind of fibre this is, but it's soft and has a nice sheen to it, so I'm guessing it's a merino and silk blend, maybe? I wasn't sure why it was in the defect bin when I bought it, but when my hands turned bright orange after knitting a few rows, I figured it was a less-than-perfect dye job. Oh well, I can afford to have orange hands as I'm a proud NDipper.

I was overjoyed this morning when I was reading blogs and realized I won a spectacular load of loot on Julia's blog. This couldn't have come at a better time since my hubby was recently diagnosed with a kinda-scary-health-problem. We're hoping it's not too serious and that it can be treated and cured very quickly, but it's still quite stressful. I might not be blogging as often as I'd like in the coming weeks as we'll be making some trips to Halifax for more tests soon. So, a huge "Thank you!" goes out to Julia, Christy and Ashley for cheering me up with lots of crafty goodness!

And speaking about goodness, this is my 100th post! That obviously calls for a contest of my own. I have this scrumptious Fleece Artist yarn that I'm willing to give away. All you have to do is leave me a comment, I'll draw one of your names and you'll get some Sea Wool sock yarn, complete with a pattern for Bordello Socks.

I'll close the contest on Wednesday, August 22 at 5 p.m. Atlantic Time. Good luck!


  1. I want it!! I want it!! I want it!!

  2. How scary re: your husband--I'm glad you have a package coming to cheer you up!

  3. I'm sorry you have some health-stress in your life at the moment. The Clapotis is good knitting for stressful times. Best of luck :)

  4. The clap looks lovely.
    Are you sure you don't want to keep the lovely sea wool for yourself? I've knit two pairs of them already and both times I was more than in lust with them.

  5. That is one alarming post title, girl!

    I still have yet to catch the clap, but a skein of sea wool might do the trick. (hint hint)

    As always, you guys are in my thoughts, fingers and toes crossed. xoxo

  6. I'll be printing that shirt tomorrow morning, so hopefully it will be coming out to you soon to cheer you up a bit.
    Happy 100th! I hope the test results come back with good news.

  7. Please, please, let Mr. P know Henry and I are rooting for him! And if you need a place to crash while you're in town...

    Love the clap - it's gorgeous. Thank goodness they make antibiotics for it now.

  8. Please don't include me for the contest, though that yarn looks GORGEOUS and I've never had the pleasure of Fleece Artist- that would be too much for us to win each other's- but I just wanted to say hey there and hang in there and I'll be checking back with you whenever you get around to posting, so don't sweat it! Blogland can wait!


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