Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Hey everyone. In the interest of reviving not only my blog, but my mojo and my spirit, I've taken on the challenge of NaBloPoMo again this year. That means at least one blog post for each and every day during the month of November. Can I do it? Well, I did it last year. I think I can do it again, but I'm going to need your support.

I know I've been a very sporadic blogger over the past couple months. If you guys want me to blog about the whole sordid mess, just leave it in the comments and I'll tell you all about it. If you want me to talk about something else or if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to discuss, I'm taking suggestions.

Right now, I'm sitting in the student cafe at Anne Arundel Community College, where I spend most Tuesday and Thursday mornings, while my sons are in class. Neither of them drives, so I am their chauffeur. I've got my laptop, a triple venti non-fat caramel macchiato, and my knitting to keep me company.

This picture is from a while back, and I'm actually very close to being finished. The pattern is the Clapotis, a free pattern from Knitty, Fall 2004. If you are a knitter and have not checked out Knitty, you need to do so NOW. This webzine been around and has launched the careers of some pretty amazing designers, including Cookie A.
This is going to be for my mom. I'll post more pictures once it's completed and blocked. In case you wondered, the yarn is some I bought from the Drafting Zone, before my friend Alice passed away. I knit part of this at her bedside while she was in hospice last year. It's mostly been my "away from home" knitting project. We just won't discuss exactly how long that has been. Okay?


jennyk said...

Hmmmm ...

"If you want me to talk about something else or if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to discuss, I'm taking suggestions."

I think you should discuss exactly how long that Clapotis has been your "away from home" knitting project. ;-P

I love that yarn, btw!

Cheryl R said...

I love that yarn too!

You always inspire me Carole! I loved all your wonderful projects you had in AK, and I never told you I learned how to knit ( only scarves so far). You made wonderful projects for our children, and we still have many of them. Strawberry hats, quilts!
I would love to know how you are all doing!

Cheryl Rogers

Bob and Kelly said...

Hi Carole,
oh, I love this yarn for the Clapotis. You worked on it last summer when I popped up for the weekend. it turned out to be quite a weekend...

Your Mom will be gorgeous and toasty in it! Good luck with the blog this month!
Love ya,