Monday, February 14, 2005

Spun Magazine AND True Confessions

First of all, happy birthday to Spun Magazine!

If you haven't already found it, pop over and take a look! Some fun columns, nifty knitting-related finds and a few patterns (note the contributing designers)for an excellent price...FREE!

Anyway, the lumpy item pictured below is the looped muff that I was working on a few weeks ago. Here are a couple of other views of it.

Here is the little zippered compartment inside

And now for the confession. I have not bonded with my Clapotis. Granted I haven't dedicated much time to it since its completion, we're still up to our eyebrows in sick pups. (Conjunctivitis and gastro-intestinal issues...yeah, I know, too much information) Still, I had expected the attraction to be more immediate.

I think that it may have to do with my choice of yarn. I used Estelle 100% Silk in a gorgeous shade of blue-green. I adore the yarn, but silk isn't a very elastic fibre. I know this fact and yet I somehow expected my finished Clapotis to have more of the curly bounce that the light-weight merino versions have. The silk definitely has more of a "hanging" quality.

I might try Clapotis again and make it a bit smaller and in a light-weight wool blend. But not today.


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