Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Beginnings of Clapotis

To me that title sounds a little like a STD... But no Clapotis is not an STD she's a beautiful drop-stitch wrap!! My Clapotis is being made out of KnitPicks Shimmer in Happy Dance and she looks a little bit more orangeish here than she does in real life. So far it's an enjoyable pattern and a fun yarn to work with. I do kind of wish that I could have used another yarn like Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb or Noro Silk Garden but since this baby is gonna cost me around twenty bucks you can't complain too much!

In other news my cats are shedding a ton due to the hot weather we have been having. Despite the fact that I had brushed Cider on Monday the hair was flying off him again by Wednesday. After I brushed him I somehow ended up flattening the hair out and this was the result:

I can't decide if it is more of a hat, a Yarmulke or a Toupe. My mother thinks it should have ties somewhat like Crumpets. Even though I was talking with KE about knitting with cat fur at the Yarn Harlot's book signing I think making icords out of cat fur is a bit of an adventure that I am not yet ready to tackle.

Oh and yes - even though I arrived late and it was incredibly hot upstairs the Yarn Harlot's reading was wonderful! I laughed a lot and made some progress on Clapotis, ate yummy cake and drank lemonade and had a delightful chat with KE and her husband and met Stephanie and her sign my book. Also I found out I was famous... For my toilet picture.... At least I now definitely know that I have blog readers! I may be famous for a toilet picture but it's a start! :)


Suzanne said...

OMG. I snorted up my latte when I saw that cat-oupe (cat + toupe). What a RIOT! Thanks for the giggle. I think it looks especially dashing on your black kitty.

Are you using the Shimmer doubled up on Clapotis? I tried one out of Sock Garden, but the stripes were wonky. I'd love to see how your Shimmer Clapotis turns out.

Purly Whites said...

I'm reading you! and I was there to see the Yarn Harlot!

Hee, knitting with cat. I used to joke about saving the fur from my Husky and making a rug. It probably would have only taken a weeks worth of hair. She shed like crazy.

Knit-Elation said...

Well, I think that the cat-hats look not only quite luxurious, but also quite comfortable. You can really tell that your cute, adorable kitties seem to really be enjoying the soft, comfy, luxury of their new hats!

It is also very imaginative! You may be shocked to know that when we had the "cat hair spinning" conversation, I did not ever imagine this! You are very very creative! I can't wait to see more!

Have a wonderful day! (K-E)

knitnic said...

OMG! i thought your cats were donald trump!

Sarah said...

Your Clapotis is looking very lovely and thank you for making the STD comment, I have thought that since the first time I heard the name and I'm so glad I'm no the only one!!! Kitty shedding makes my eyes itch, we jsut got a little girl kitty that looks a little like your orange kitty, she still has a lot of her kitten fuzz so I'm sure we'll be dealing with a little shedding too in our near future :) I definitely think the flattened fur looks like a toupe, it's cracking me up!

Anonymous said...

Hi there:-)
Just wanted to let you know I am back...and of course you have readers...your blog is great!

Loved the cat toupee....I too have thought about making pillows out of my Husky's hair...just haven't done it yet...who knows though.

Love the knitting progress...looks great.

Your SP

Pam said...

Cracking up over the cat beret-yarmulke-toupe thing!! Your cats look pretty tolerant - perhaps a matching felted kitty shrug, no?