I finished the front piece of the Noro coat and decided I had enough of entrelac for a bit. It's time to start something new. I pulled something super yummy out of the stash--Fleece Artist Silken--and started Clapotis. This yarn is really really nice. 100% Silk, handpainted, soft, shiny, pretty. I wasn't sure about the colour in the skein, but once I wound it I fell in love. It's a mix of blues and purples and will look great with a jean jacket or a little black dress. I could see this yarn as a beautiful tee or other fancy sweater--something to think about for the future.
I started Clapotis with my addis and had to change to the Denise needles because it's really slippery. Once I got the feel of it figured out, I knit up a nice chunk while watching the season premiere of Law and Order. I am anxious to get to the part where you unravel the stitches. It figures that on the day I have resolved to start getting back to work on my journal article that I have a gorgeous piece of yarn calling to me. Having a job is going to be tough, all that time with no knitting breaks (well, at least until I get an established routine).
I should also say that this pattern is really easy. It looks complicated, but really everything is nicely spelled out for you--once you get the groove then you don't really need to look at it much.
Today also marks the release of Knit Wit--Amy Singer's new knitting book that contains my yoga mat bag pattern (my first published design!) and a bunch of really nifty things to knit. Do you have your copy yet?