Monday, October 08, 2007

I Lost One Pound in One Week!

I've been away far too long and being unemployed, you'd think I'd post more. I've had 2 heart attack inducing events to deal with one of which I will dedicate an informational post to and soon and that's only because it will serve as a public service. Let's just say for now, it has to be worded ever so delicately to protect me if you will. It's partly why I haven't been visiting you guys and contributing my usual 2 cents worth.

Now for the weight loss. I'm not on a diet and one lost pound is nothing to cheer about, except if it's in yarn weight. The reason I didn't have a heart attack or lose my mind completely is because I had a project to protect me from the big bad world. And I knit Clapotis in one week people! This is the first truly wearable thing I knit for myself that I will actually wear. The reason I knit it in black? Because I will actually wear it. I joined the Second wave movement expecting to maybe finish it some time in this life, and events that tore a rift in my soul happened seemed to have accelerated the need to commit suicide/go on a 4 state killing spree/assume a new identity/crawl into a hole and die knit.

So without further bullshit ado, here she is...








Does this make my ass look big?

Specs: Clapotis from Fall 2004 issue of Knitty

Started Sept 20 PM Finished Sept 28th AM

Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted wool/cotton blend in M05 Onyx Black 1 lb. cone

Needles: Knit Picks Options US size 8 on 24" cables used as straights

Mods: Are you kidding? Me modify Kate Gilbert's design? I had 6 false starts to begin with!

I had an epiphany, I'm not sure exactly what it was, but I believe my knitting is at a crossroads. I'm taking the road that leads me to knitting things I will actually wear.

38 comments:

Melody said...

holy shit! good for you woman! that thing is BEAUTIFUL..and no it doesnt make your ass look big, I would tell you too if it did! im just that good of a friend!

.: tani :. said...

i kneel down before you, oh clapotis knitting goddess!

damn that looks good!!

Marina said...

What? We're supposed to knit things we would wear?! Nobody sent me that memo ;-)

It looks great. Bonus points since you would wear it!

Michelle said...

your ass couldn't look big if you highlighted it in gold...
now girlfriend, i am usually really good at reading between the lines... but i have absolutely no idea what you are talking about?!!?
that being said.... you go girl! it is deliciously incredible and I love it! I agree knitting things you can wear is truly empowering!you rock!

Michelle said...

PS...
I found your pound! :)

Meg Kribble said...

It looks fantastic!!

And no, of course it doesn't make your ass look big. Black is slimming, remember?

Hockey Mom said...

Aww, I'm sorry things have been rough. But knitting therapy is wonderful isn't it? That is an absolutely beautiful Clapotis! What ass? You have an ass? Duuuuude.sa

Lucia said...

What Michelle said. I hope everything is OK -- you sure have a great shawl to show for it, anyway.

Knitika said...

You. knit. clapotis. in. a. week. That's insane! It must have been some week. It's gorgeous! You've inspired me to ponder this project. Like I don't have enough projects already...

Sorry you've had it rough!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Hope things are getting better.

Beautiful Claptois!

Nora said...

Oooohhhh, your Clapotis is divine! I [of course] adore it in black.
I hope you're well. The cryptic message has me worried...

Roseann said...

I think all that black makes your bottom look very small. Clapotis is gorgeous! and in one week, you are a knitting queen, amazing!

Bezzie said...

I like it! I think you're the only person I've seen who has knit it from one color and not some varigated yarn.

Sonya said...

Gorgeous Clapotis! It definitely doesn't make your butt look big. That's a lot of knitting in one week!

Bridget said...

Your Clapotis is stunning!

Hope things are OK, or at least closer to being OK ... trust me, I know how certain events can, um, throw you off ...

Debi said...

Sad to hear you're having such a rough time of it Carol! At least you have a beautiful, wearable clapotis to console you :)

Que Sarah said...

I love it! And I love you :-) Here's hoping that the Job Gods look well upon us :-)

skully said...

carol, your clappy is so purty! i can't wait til we all take our pics together all swaddled up in them.
xoxo

jessie said...

How can you not love the Clapotis? Pattern? Fun. FO? Gorgeous.

(I lost mine, but it was in a crappy yarn anyway. Time for another, I think.)

Black is the new black. Cool.

vagabond bettie said...

I can vouch for the fact that the Clappy goddess, Carol, knitted her creation in such a short time. I was there when it was but a wee triangular piece of blackness! And the comment about making your ass look big.... hahahahahaha. Your ass couldn't look big if you... well it just couldn't. Es loca!

Robin said...

Clappy looks awesome! What are you nuts, butt looking big? Um, NO.

Sorry to hear about the issues you've experienced lately, but I have a feeling that's a story for another day.

kaoticorchid said...

Gorgeous! If I can get some more of these projects done, maybe I can get to making one for me! Yours is great!

Knitika said...

Hi, thanks for your kind comments on my blog. :) Hey, your clapotis looks way bigger than the dimensions on knitty, did you add repeats and all that?

Marin (AntiM) said...

I love knitting crossroads. They're good for the soul.

Rebekah said...

I'm so sorry things are not going well. You are in my thoughts and prayers, hopeing things turn up soon.

That is a beautiful shawl, you did a great job on it.

Jenni said...

I want to knit Claptopis so bad! But alas...I can't!

Congrats on the pound and on the knitting

Ann said...

Your Clapotis looks gorgeous especially in black. Great job!

Bonne Marie said...

Glorious!!!

And what incredible fortitude to knit it in BLACK! in one WEEK!

Fabulous!

Kim in Oregon said...

Yowza.

Sally said...

What a good idea to make that in black. Eyes stash. Hmmmm.

Lynn said...

Ok that clapotis is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE it in black!! Very chic and elegant. While the hand dyed yarns are gorgeous, the black will never go out of style and you'll be able to wear it for a LONG time. Great job!

I hope your life starts to even out a bit, sorry you're going thru a rough patch. Must be the season...

Craftybernie said...

Well done! I'm just working on a mini clapotis at the moment. I was intimidated by the pattern for so long and then suddenly, poof, like yourself - an epiphany.

It looks great in black! BTW did you use the whole 1lb cone?

And no, it does NOT make your ass look big!!!! ;)

heyfatlulu said...

Aw, we missed you on Saturday, too. There is *always* a next time. Maybe Wednesday?

skully said...

i need more carol posts in my life! :)

ann said...

very slimming! bravo!!

Michelle said...

k... I'm thinkin' of starting a new ticker on my blog...
# of days since Carols last post
whatcha think?

Nancy said...

Just letting you know that you won my March of Dimes donation drawing! I'm on the road right at the moment, but once I have an idea as to what the prize is, I'll let you know!

Thanks again for supporting me and my niece!

Alisha said...

That is beautiful!!