26 June 2009

Three Day Weekend!

I have really been looking forward to this weekend, since I have today, tomorrow, and Sunday off - that hasn't happened in months, plus since the middle of May, I've been working both days of every weekend. So what luxury to be able to be leisurely for so long ... Plus, The Tim has been on vacation this week, so we have some whole days together to drive each other nuts!

Today was an excellent mix of accomplishing things and taking time to relax. I have a list in my head of what I would like to do, but have decided that it will only happen if I am inclined to do it. Tomorrow we are getting up early to head to the shore for most of the day. It will be my first visit this summer, so I can't wait!

A couple of other things I'm still hoping to do this weekend are finish the knitting on Dotty, so that I can make an appointment with Lisa or someone else at Rosie's to help me cut the steeks, etc. Just a few more rounds are left ...

I also want to cast-on and get going on the second Jaywalker sock. Hopefully this one will not take me more than a year to complete!

And oh, remember this?


An ill-fated project from the start. I say "ill-fated" because I started it over at least five times before I got this far. Then I put it aside for about a year, since I was working on socks for holiday gifts. Then I picked it up about a month ago, determined to get moving on it again.

But you know what? The pattern was still annoying to me, and I just hated working on it. So on one of my last days off work, I frogged it.

Yes, I know I'm the one who started a Clapotis KAL. It's a beloved/popular pattern, and some of the ones I've seen have been gorgeous. Others in the KAL finished - some even made more than one - but now I'm giving up. It would have been nice to get it knitted IF I had been enjoying it. But I wasn't, and so now it's history. Maybe someday I'll want to give it a try again, but for now - RIP, Clapotis.

I do, however, have an idea of what I want to do with the yarn. I saw this pattern, and fell in love. I think the yarn would work well with it, so I ordered the pattern, and am hoping to do some swatching soon.

Maybe even this weekend ...

7 comments:

sprite said...

Ooh! We're going to the shore tomorrow too! You probably aren't going to the Eastern Shore, though, are you?

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It must be a relief to have finally decided to frog that Clapotis! You certainly gave it an ample chance to win your heart but it wasn't meant to be. Love the sweater you will make instead.

Can it be that Dotty is almost done! Can't wait to see it being worn and enjoyed :)

Wallow in your freedom at the seashore!

handeyecrafts said...

Hey, when you fall in love, you fall in love. . .

Happy Days at the shore!

Carrie K said...

Oh, I love that pattern! Variegated yarn and discernible stitch patterning.

Frogging is sometimes the way to go.

Enjoy your whole days of driving Tim crazy! Sounds like fun. ;)

Channon said...

Enjoy the shore. While I finished my "clappy" I can't say I enjoyed it. I found it very tedious, for some reason...

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Clapotis never turned my particular crank.

And just remember- it's a short drive to nuts.

Quilting Mama said...

Good for you on frogging the project. Life is too short work on something you just don't enjoy.

Hope the three day was enjoyable - you did have good weather.