Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ladies, Introducing the Clap(otis)

I would like to introduce you all to my clap(otis), completo!!

Isnt she lovely? I HIGHLY recommend Handmaiden Seasilk, it is just beautiful to knit with. Can't wait to get my hands on some more! And the pattern was great, easy to follow.

When I purchased the yarn, I had to have it FOR ME! I was going to do a FOR ME project. But as I started knitting the clap, it just became ever more apparent that it was not FOR ME. Although I love the colour, it just suited a friend more. She has seen it grow, gave me so much encouragement, told me how good a knitter I was (who doesnt love hearing that!) that I realised all this time I had been knitting it for her. She is not a knitter, a muggle if you will, but has such a reverance for craft and community that I know she would fit right in with all my crafty buddies. Oh, and she wants to learn to knit!! So I think the Clap is going to a good home.

I also realised that I have a hard time knitting for myself. Every time I start something for me it generally turns out to be for someone else. I think maybe it is becuse I justify buying beautiful yarn by saying I am going to make it into something for someone else. So to try and balance this out, I am going to work on something FOR ME. Yep, I am going to start the Forest Canopy Shawl in the Cherry Tree Hill yarn that was gifted to me by Brownpants.

Here is one, right side up, of the previous Forest Canopy Shawl. I still chuckle at photographing this the wrong side up!!


Jenn said...

Both of them are gorgeous! Did you follow the standard pattern for the Clapotis or make it longer?

Bells said...

good idea Shaz! I highly recommend striking a balance between knitting for others and for yourself. It's lovely to see things go to new homes, but it's nice to be able to use them yourself, too.

Your clap is beautiful. You're one up on me. I've never made one. Where do I get that seasilk from?

BrownPants said...

Gorgeous Shaz, I can't believe you're giving it away. And the shawl looks even better right side up :)

Jejune said...

Your Clapotis is gorgeous. I'm impressed at your generosity... it may be just what your friend needs to tip her over into this mad knitting world ;)

Glad you're making the Forest Canopy Shawl for yourself - the perfect thing for your special yarn!

Nora said...

It's beautiful Sharon and good on you for being so generous. I give my knits away too - but never the SeaSilk. I couldn't stand it.

PS: How much was left over?

Rose Red said...

You are a very good friend to give away your lovely seasilk! You deserve some Forest Canopy for yourself!