The original plan was to make Clapotis with some Claudia's Handpainted Yarn (Plumilicious) and carry it with some KidSilk Night. Unfortunately, the Kidsilk is too dark and muting the beautiful browns and dark purples in the other yarn.
Personally, I like it, but I know my mother will hate it. It's too close to black, and she has not worn black since she was a nun. Yes, you read that right: a nun. She was a novitiate for four years and decided to bail out before her final vows. Thank the God I don't believe in for that. There are some great pictures of her in a penguin suit, though, so it wasn't a total waste. So, understandably she equates dark colors with oppression, subserviance and itchy polyester habits. I decided to knit it with only the Claudia's, and the effect is much nicer.
In other knit news, I found a gorgeous brown silk to carry with the Tilli Tomas yarn I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It's going to make a fantastic scarf. I am thinking of a very simple pattern--any suggestions, peeps?
Please note how I am not going to remark on the previous post's mention (and photo) of crocs. I will say this: i do love that gnome. Oh, not that Pez would ever make fun of me for this, but I spent the better part of yesterday trying to figure out who "Dee" was. I am not kidding. I think any criticism of footwear is negated at this point.