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Tis the Hap-Happiest Time of the Year!

Under the Park City Sun

What is it about a golden yellow wall?

It draws the eye and somehow makes everything brighter, happier, clearer...don't you think?  And what a great backdrop on a sunny day. 


Zclaponmain_1 Zclaponaspree_1 We so enjoyed walking the streets of PC and feeling the sun on our faces.  Heading for the mountain wonder is the only way to survive this 'land without sun'.   The only purchase was chocolate, (oh, yeah!) but we spent the day wandering just to stay in the sun. It made coming back down easier as you KNOW there is clear blue sky above the fog. ('They' promise it will leave very soon!)Zclaponthefly_1

Clapotis is long and lean and loves spreading her wings. The way she can be wrapped like a stole makes her perfect for an added layer of warmth beneath, or on top of, a winter jacket. (It was 28 degrees in the valley and 40+ in PC.)  The ripples created by the dropped stitches hang perfectly around the shoulders creating a lovely effect.

And the way the bias knit rolls easily into a tube so you can wrap her up tight around your neck is so cozy.  She is a nicely warm, elegant and versatile friend. Kate’s creation is one of my favorite scarves and I'll surely make another.

  • Yarn: Horstia MS Mauve 6 skeins (could have used 7)  From a trade with Susan.
  • Started: December 7th
  • Fini: December 15th
  • Pattern: Clapotis Knitty Fall 2004
  • Designer: Kate’s

*It's the Winter Solstice today so do it up right. Play, be bawdy and drink some wassail.*


Looks like a fabulous time! I've heard that Park City is wonderful. You lucky gal, you! xxoo

It looks Great! Love the purple on you :) Okay, I give, the temptation is too great - as soon as Gloria is off the knitting I think Clapotis will be cast on. Thank you for such inspiration.


the photos look after a very beautiful day and Clapotis looks terrific! I knit one soon, too!

Greez from Germany

could you and your clapotis look more beautiful? ABSOLUTELY NOT! the color is fabulous and the thickness of your clapotis is wonderful. it looks amazing cozy the way you have it wrapped. i just love it. hmmm horstia ms, where can i get some of that! your pics are maaaaaavelous dawling! i'm just stunned at how such a great pattern is evolving as different knitters make is with various yarns. you definitely picked a winning yarn!

Beautiful! Just beautiful! I love the color and would REALLY like to come over there and caress that yummy Clap!!

LOVELY- you and the scarf!

gorgeous! it looks so cuddly and warm -- yet elegant at the same time.

Wow, it's fabulous! Bring it tonight. I'm dying to see it.

It is beautiful as are you! Wonderful pictures, as usual Margene.

What wonderful pictures! I love those wintery days when it's crisp and cold but the sun is shining - you captured the moment perfectly.

Clapotis is gorgeous, too. :)

Lovely you and almost as lovely Clapotis!

looks like it was a perfect day to take your gorgeous clapotis out for a stroll! It looks beautiful!!

What a lovely Clapotis! You look positively radiant against that gold-washed wall, with the sun streaming down on your face. Tres chic!

I have so far resisted the siren song of Clapotis. You're starting to sway me ... although I suspect its the joy on your face as much as or even more than the knitted object that's so beguiling.

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You look divine against that golden wall, and Clapotis is simply radiant. The days looks perfect, and I am glad you share it.

Merry Winter Solstice to you! Let's hope that light comes back soon ...

Winter solstice is really encouraging to me. It's all downhill from here, right? Enjoy it! I think I will bake cookies to frighten off the winter myself. :)

Your Clapotis is absolutely gorgeous as well! I'm not a big fan of variegated(sp?) yarn, and after seeing it in a solid color, I think it's going on my to-knit list.


Lovely, lovely Clapotis. After seeing yours I just might have to make one myself (curses!). And I love Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates! My sister sent me some last year. Delicious!

Clapotis is beautiful!

The pictures are also great--I love a cold, sunny day.

Oh my! Lovely Clapotis.

Beautiful picture of you and the Clapotis! What a wonderful creation... that may have to go on my list. (long as it is)

Lovely! Lovely Margene, lovely scarf, lovely city, lovely day!! I'm looking forward to making Clapotis -- every one I see is more gorgeous than the last!

Chocolate, sun & PC - sounds like a perfect day! I love your "view from here" photos, I live just north of there in Cedar City and Zion is my favorite hiking spot. So glad to discover your blog! :)

The Shortest Day

by Susan Cooper

And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive.
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, revelling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us - listen!
All the long echoes, sing the same delight,
This Shortest Day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!

Be bawdy, you say? Not sure I know how.....not sure you'll believe me.....I love you in your Clapotis!

Fabulous Clapotis! Brava! Brava! :)

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