When Kate’s Clapotis came out in the fall issue of Knitty it really caught my eye as something that would be fun to knit. When JuliaFC started her Clapotis Knit Along there were just too many things on my needles to start another project. But, there have been so many fabulous Clapotis showing up around the blogs that it has become hard to resist. Add to that Cari's inspirational and very creative post and knitting Clapotis has become a priority!! The YNBA will be in effect for another 60 days! I will.be.strong. The yarn for this imaginative scarf will be first on my list to purchase and it will be my reward for sticking it out. I WILL stick.it.out, I will, I will. (I'm also having a little 'boot envy' since Laurie bought her beauties. I LOVE the pink and turquoise pair she pictures but I will be Zen).
Last week was a time of reflection for me, so spending my knitting time on hats for Lisa’s homeless vets felt right. This pattern is Bonne Marie’s free Shaker Rib Hat and it works up quickly, fits well and is
cool warm! Two balls of Cascade 220 made three hats. Susan has inspired me with her selfless giving of hand knit items since we first met. She is a great example. If you have little or no time to knit for others you might consider the Heifer Project. Wendy and Deb have buttons for donations on their sidebars and hope to collect enough to buy 10 baskets. This is a very worth cause so take time to read about it if you don't know what it is. Tis the time of year thoughts turn to those in need of what we seem to take for granted...the very basics of life. Passing along the blessings that you have been given is truly easy.
And bet ya didn't know I was an SP3...true. I was a super secret pal to Kae. It was fun to keep her in suspence. Sandy had been my inspiration as she was a super secret pal to Heidi. She knew how hard it is to be 'in charge' and not know who is giving to you. Kae has already made a hat from the last gift I sent. How fun is that?!
It was (is) so much fun to read the 100 Lists that broke out all over blogland. You learn of so many commonalities as well as the things that make us each unique. An eclectic bunch we are who make up this blogstew.