I am also supposed to be working on this for a baby boy that was born about 3 weeks ago.
The front and back are done. but I want to be working on this instead.
I know I must be the last knitter on earth who wants to knit Clapotis and hasn’t. With that in mind I stopped by Brooks Farm at Rhinebeck and picked out this gorgeous yarn. Actually I picked something else first (I was in a hurry because my daughter and I had just waited in the STR line and she was sort of out of patience). After I paid for the 2 skeins, my daughter found another shade that was even more perfect and the women in the booth were kind enough to let me exchange what I had just bought. Anyway, I have started my own Clapotis. And I am loving the pattern – easy enough to memorize but not totally mindless.
I had another Clapotis encounter as I was packing up at the hotel after our day at Rhinebeck. I had just put some stuff in the car and was returning to get another load. A woman was pushing a luggage cart from the parking lot, also obviously packing up her car. Of course, I held the door for her and noticed that she happened to be wearing a Clapotis around her neck. I opened my mouth and proceeded to inform her that I had finally purchased some yarn for that pattern and how I’ve been wanting to make it and how I was probably the only knitter on earth that hasn’t made that pattern. Then these words come out of her mouth – “Oh, I’m the designer.” Yes, I had been talking with Kate Gilbert. So, we introduced ourselves and she was very kind and gracious. It’s really cool to actually meet the person who designed the pattern.
And now, thanks for staying around so long. I'm sure you are all wondering who is the lucky winner of the RI Red STR.
We are doing this the old fashioned way. My daughter helped me pick a name out of the hat.
And the winner is: Kimberly from Somebunnyslove. I guess the RI Red will be staying in RI.
The next prize that will be given away is also from the ladies at Blue Moon - a Sheep2Shoe kit also purchased at Rhinebeck.