Sunday, August 17, 2008

I've got the Clap


Clapotis that is......I'm not trying to get personal with you guys! I am almost finished with all of the increase rows and next it'll be on to the straight knitting. I'm a little confused as to the "remove marker, drop stitches, pick up bar to make new stitch but don't twist". It's the "don't twist" part that has me baffled. I assume it's treated as a m1 but I could be wrong. I'll have to do a bit more research.


Here's a little better pic that really shows off the colors. As I was knitting along on this I was listening to some pod casts. I have come to the conclusion after trying several.....I just don't like knitting podcasts. I think they're really boring. Either they're trying to describe yarn, patterns or techniqes which for me doesn't work without the visual or else they are giggling incessantly about some "inside joke". Yawn. I'm having better luck with the political and educational pod casts.

I also made it to a new LYS on Saturday. I was out with Mom Larj and we decided to pop in to a new store Downriver called "Miles and miles of yarn" It's a small store, not a lot of selection (yet?) but she did have some superwash wool that I intend to use to make Eric's nephew a scarf to go off to college with and a nice 100% wool that looks like Noro colors but is MUCH softer.


I did a little cooking today. Yesterday I went to one of my favorite places, Block's farm market. They are only open seasonally but they have excellent produce for an excellent price. Everything is so fresh and delish. This is one of my favorite summer salads. It consists of 2 mangoes firm but ripe, 2.5-3 cucumbers peeled, 1/2 onion, 1/2 cup of cilantro and about 2T of fresh lime juice. Just toss and enjoy!



I also picked up some really gorgeous Gladiolus flowers while I was there.






I'm trying to milk the most out of what's left of the summer that I possibly can. I guess than means that I've been slacking off on a lot of the things that I "should" be doing. I'm having a really hard time going in to the basement to work on jewelry. It feels like punishment when the weather is this nice. Hopefully I'll be able to push myself to get to my butt in gear this next week. I have tomorrow off and have a little running around to do. After that I hope to do a little more cooking for the rest of the week and straighten up a bit around the house. You know...the whole domestic routine. Then it's back to work for another funkalicious week. At least Mr. Larj's job seems to be going well and he LIKES it. Well off to have a glass of wine and chill out.

Everyone have a great week!! M

12 comments:

Knittinreed said...

HAHAHAHA-now that caught MY eye!!!
Your Clap looks fab so far (haven't knit it so I can't help on the directions.) The Glads are GORGEOUS. And your salad looks and sounds delicious. What time are you serving dinner?

I am deliriously busy trying to get thru Mahler and scheduling all the students. Gah!

That is so good that Mr. L likes his work. Whew. They are much easier to have around when they are happy.

Have a delightful week.

2paw said...

Now I have knitted a Cup-o'tea scarf (as I call it) and for the life of me I can't remember what I did!!!
Nice wool , especially the Noro-like one.
I am making the most of the rest of the Winter before the hot weather comes!!!
Glad Mr Larj likes his new job!!!

Nora said...

I can't remember about the twisted sts, but here's a tip that will save your life:
Do a PURL st to mark the st that will be dropped instead of using markers! Trust me on this one.

hasbu said...

I love the colors of your Clapotis! And the Glads are gorgeous!

Diane said...

Ooooo, I went to Block's this weekend too! Got lots of food for very little money. Love the color of your clap! So the new yarn store still doesn't have a lot of stock? I haven't checked it out in a while for that very reason.

Amby said...

I was very excited about the new LYS (close to work!) until I saw the weekday hours. Oh well!

Your Clap looks great!

Leeann said...

I've said it before but it bears repeating: the colors on that Clap are AMAZING!!

Have you given Cast On a try? It's the only knitting podcast I consistently listen to. You should do a post on the political/educational ones you like, though, I'd be interested to check out those! I listen to a lot of Democracy Now & NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me because I am a huge nerd.

I live like a mile away from Block's and I've never even been there! Isn't that ridiculous? This has inspired me to finally check it out, that salad looks WONDERFUL!

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

I LURVE simple salads like that! It's all about fresh produce that makes it so toasty. My dad always told me that the Clap is something you don't want to have visit almost as mush as the rrhea sisters - Gono-rrhea and Dia-rrhea. I wonder where I got my warped sense of humor? Minus the Dutch accent of course.

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

and I love the NPR podcasts (Spendid Table and This American Life) and 60 minutes - plus I have a crush on Ira Glass. I agree with you on almost all the knitting pod-casts but I do love Sticks and String with David Readdy.

danielle said...

oooh, that salad sounds good. three minutes ago i had a stomach ache and now i want mangoes. :)

Bea said...

I haven't knit the clap so I don't know about the directions. I think the yarn you are using is gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful and your salad sounds yummy.

amanda j said...

I can't remember about the clapotis either, but yours is looking absolutely lovely!!