I haven’t been knitting much this week – after I frogged Cobblestone for the second time, I seemed to have lost all interest in it. I did knit one day on the train for about 10 minutes, but just couldn’t sustain interest and found myself just staring out the window instead. At night, I watched TV without anything in my hands, and even found myself not really reading knitting blogs. By yesterday, I really was worried that perhaps I just lost the bug, and wouldn’t knit again. I had knitting group yesterday…and I went. I sort of didn’t want to – I was tired, and the thought of just relaxing at home, reading and sipping tea while listening to music sounded really nice (maybe a fire in the fireplace?). But I’m the organizer of the group, and I think it would be bad for me to blow it off. So I went – and had a good time. My knitting group has such a great group of women, and I enjoyed sitting and chatting (but I noticed that I put down my sock several times and just sat and talked).
I was starting to worry that I just lost it…but (and I know you are all worried), last night, I think I got myself back in the game…
Inspired by Opal, I started Clapotis. And I love it. Once again, I’m excited about knitting and couldn’t wait to wake up this morning so I could work on it – always a good sign! The yarn is from Roz Houseknecht – I bought it at Maryland S&W last May. It is 100% alpaca, and I can’t even begin to describe how lucious it is – so soft and silky. And the colors are just so pretty. I made a shawl for my sister a couple of years ago with Merino yarn that Roz hand-dyed and it was also beautiful – so if you go to Maryland next year, make sure to check out Roz’s yarn!
This is a better representation of the actual colors of the yarn….
But what a great pattern! Why didn’t I make this years ago? It isn’t very demanding, and I am enjoying just the rhythm of all the stockinette. I had this on my Knitpicks circulars, but switched to wood needles this morning as it was just too slippery – guess I need some wooden circulars, eh?
It has been a very nice weekend – had a golf lesson yesterday, lunch out with Larry and then knitting group. Today we are golfing (of course!) and then back home for some Clapotis knitting. I do have some chores this morning (if I don’t clean out my closet, I’m not going to be able to get in there soon!), but otherwise, it has been a nice relaxing weekend. And cold – yea! We had a fire in the fireplace last night…and it was really nice. I’m really love that it finally feels like fall.
Well, I suppose I should go start my chores (or maybe just a few rows on Clapotis….)….have a great Sunday!