I’ve Been Knitting!

Finally, a finished object.

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Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, Color #162 Icehouse, a little less than 3 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo US 8 / 32″

One reason why it took me almost two months to complete the Clapotis is that I don’t particularly like this colorway. I chose it because I was trying to move away from my natural inclination towards reds/purples/oranges. But these shades of blues and greens just aren’t me. I considered frogging the entire project multiple times because of the color issue. Ultimately I decided to finish it simply so I could have a shawl at work. My office is freezing cold whenever the outdoor temperature drops below 70 degrees, so at least now I can be warm as the weather continues to cool. And I love Shepherd’s Worsted — it feels comfortable against my skin.

Last month I also started a Karaoke Scarf for my sister. Currently I’m about halfway through with it.

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If you’ve been reading my blog since last year, the scarf might look familiar to you. It’s because I knit the exact same scarf in the exact same color for my sister last year — here is the photo. She asked me to knit her another one because she lost the original. Sigh. But my sis is awesome so of course I’m willing to do it. This pattern is great for mindless knitting.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my yarn stash. I have decided to cut my stash drastically by selling anything that I don’t anticipate using in the next year. I’m just not inspired by most of my yarn anymore, yet I feel guilty about buying anything new because I already have so much. This is exactly how much I’m selling:

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Please visit my destashing blog for photos and descriptions of yarns for sale. Thanks in advance for looking. In case anyone is interested, this is the yarn I’m keeping. This Rubbermaid container is a lot smaller than the destash container, though I must admit it’s hiding ten skeins of Kureyon and six skeins of Silk Garden. But this feels so much more manageable to me.

Finally, on the sewing front, I’ve been working on travel tissue holders as I will be contributing to the November Sampler.

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26 Comments on “I’ve Been Knitting!”

  1. Katie says:

    Your clapotis is gorgeous, Caitlyn! It turned out beautifully.

  2. yaiAnn says:

    Gotta love the clap! And good luck with the stash sale. That’s exactly why I’m selling off a bunch of mine, too!

  3. gleek says:

    love the clapotis! it’s just beautiful. the colorway is quite pretty, but i know what you mean about preferring specific colors πŸ™‚

    look at all your destashing! you’ve got some nice stuff for sale there. i might consider some of the sock yarn if i don’t get any at rhinebeck.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous clapotis. I like the colors – I bet they grow on you. =) That’s some nice stash you have there! Wow. And the tissue holders…you’ve been busy.

  5. Beth says:

    Your Clapotis looks so nice! And I like the fabric of which your tissue holders are made.

    Your stash sale is great! It looks much better than my stash. πŸ™‚

  6. jillian says:

    Your Clapotis is beautiful! I love blues abnd greens, so I guess I’m partial πŸ™‚ I bet it heavenly in that yarn, too!

  7. joyce says:

    wow! look at your yarn and fabric stash! great clapotis. i have yet to knit one of those. i do like the colors!

  8. karrie says:

    love your clapotis… and your bedspread – i have the same one!

  9. ruth says:

    love the clap!! and the fabrics you have are so pretty. and dang girl, that’s alot of yarn to part with. hope you’re doing well! =)

  10. Jennifer says:

    Clapotis looks lovely! I love the color, but I know how hard it is to not knit in one’s preferred color palette.

  11. Mintyfresh says:

    Congrats on the Clapotis and the destashing! I just purged about half my stash and I’ve never felt better πŸ™‚

  12. Julia says:

    The Clapotis is gorg-y! Good for you for trying a new colorway…it’s always hard to break from the tried and true, but the blue really is beautiful. That’s one large shawl isn’t it? Have fun buying new, inspiring yarn with your stash sale money! It really, really helped when I sold off some of my old stash.

  13. rhelynn says:

    Wonderful work!

  14. Danielle says:

    It’s great to see you knitting again. I normally purge my yarn stash every year or so. it’s good to release, so you can add things you LOVE.

  15. Lolly says:

    Your Clapper is gorgeous! I hope the colors grow on you, because it is beautiful to me, C! πŸ™‚ I have YET to make this piece, and I really want too. I just have to find the right yarn…

    Oh, I see all of that delicious Noro and Tapestry right on top. Lovely!

  16. shannon says:

    Your clapotis looks beautiful. Good luck with the stash sale.

  17. Jes says:

    Congrats on the scarf. It’s really big, did you maker it bigger than usual?

    Wow, sending out samples, neat! Are you ramping up to open a store, or do you already sell and I didn’t realize?

  18. Rebekah says:

    Oh it turned out so lovely, you make me actually want to knit one.

  19. Your 1 yard fabric swap pal says:

    Your clapotis is gorgeous! It can be quite tricky to try new colours and get a bit of a change when you are not thrilled with a yarn’s colourway. : )

    Also – you are the best sister to be knitting a scarf for sister who lost hers!

  20. catherine says:

    It looks awesome! darn it! i missed out on some awesome spunky E.!!!!!

  21. heather says:

    I want one of those! I better get knittin! yours looks fabulous! You destashed some fabulous yarns!

  22. Karen says:

    Your Clapotis is really pretty! I love the colors in the yarn and I hope you grow to like it.

    I see lots of destashing going around blogland these days…myself included.

  23. Lynette says:

    Your Clapotis turned out beautifully, Caitlyn! I remember seeing it as a wee cast-on… πŸ™‚

    I’ve seen your destashing notes on the knitswap. You’re such an enabler! You have such nice yarn, but I’m trying to be good.

  24. marie says:

    Oooh! Clapotis looks BEAUtiful! wow. πŸ˜€ i love it.

  25. Heather says:

    Wow, Clapotis looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to make one for myself but can’t decide on a colorway. So pretty!

  26. megan says:

    Hi, I found your blog while googling Noro colors for an entrelac stole. What a lovely site! Your clapotis is fantastic – I made one two years ago out of Icehouse as well, and I absolutely adore it. Enjoy!