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May
09

Missing You

I’m on a Knit Picks sock yarn kick.  First Chris was nice enough to send me some Knit Picks Felici in the Firefighter colorway and I just love it!  I had seen it before in the catalog but I guess I thought I would order it sometime in the future.  However, I hadn’t read the fine print that KP is making Felici have limited edition colorways, and once they were gone, they were gone.  Lame!  I had those 2 skeins, and then I was lucky enough to get 2 more in a destash, and then I traded for the leftovers someone had after making kids’ socks.  Not that I can ever have enough, mind you.

Before my introduction to KP Felici, I had bought some KP Sock Garden.  I didn’t realize the gorgeousness of the colorways until I tried to knit them up.  I love the red, pink and green of Geranium, and didn’t really appreciate the yellow, orange and reds of the Zinnia colorway until I used some for my Sockapalooza (2) socks, and I was hooked.  I’ve been collecting this since discontinued colorway, and ended up wtih 5 skeins after the Sockapalooza (2) socks (Thanks, Zonda!!!

Well, I had to use more of my Zinnia stash this weekend.  My friend Cathy invited me to her birthday party, and I asked her what her favorite color was.  She said orange and yellow, and of course I immediately thought of my Zinnia yarn, but I didn’t want to part with it!  I went shopping at our last remaining yarn shops (we’ve lost quite a few lately) and just never found a good replacement.  So, I had to use it.  I was very happy when I only needed 2 balls, though, so I’ve got at least 2 left.  Of course my camera ran out of batteries, I had to rush to the party, and now I can’t find the cord to Brett’s camera…

(I have a great new idea on what to call my husband and kids rather than their initials, but I can’t remember 2 of the ones I thought of!  My new naming scheme has to do with the mistaken names they are called in public – like you give your name somewhere and they get it close, but no cigar.  When people call me Elizabeth I say “sure” because I don’t really care/prefer it, but when I suggested Brett as a baby name, my husband wouldn’t consider it because he’s called it by mistake often.  So … DH = Brett; DS1 =  Dylan; DS2 = Oren; DS3 = I can’t remember! )

Anywho, I made another Clapotis by Machine – it took me from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, including finishing and ironing.  It looks gorgeous and maybe someday I can get it from it’s hostage situation in Brett’s camera.  I didn’t do it on the bias this time, which took a lot less time and was less annoying on the machine, and it looked gorgeous.  It looks similar to Lorna‘s non bias oriented Clapotis:

More photos to come!

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5 Responses to “Missing You”


  1. May 13, 2009 at 1:57 am

    That was good of you, giving up some of your Zinnia! Hmm, I can’t remember the name of the colorway that I have – it’s got purple and black and maybe yellow? *too lazy to get off couch and find out*

  2. May 13, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Sweet of you to give up the Zinnia! What did you knit her? That you don’t have any photographic evidence of. ;0

  3. May 19, 2009 at 1:24 am

    wow, your clapotis is gorgeous! 🙂

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Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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