Monday, March 03, 2008

Weekend in Oklahoma

We left early Friday morning for Oklahoma Christian University to visit our son and attend Spring Sing. I brought along some knitting for the road.

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Between Houston and Dallas

This is my first time to knit Clapotis. I'm using Brooks Farm Yarn Duet in Cinnamon Spice. Anyone thinking of knitting one of these might want to join us in the Fashionably Late in '08 Knit Along.

Several hours of knitting in the car yielded three repeats to the straight row section. This scarf/shawl is easy to knit, but I'm not breaking any speed records with it.

It's been a good visit with Matt and his girlfriend, Carly, though our time together has been brief and squeezed in between Spring Sing shows and clean-up. Matt was the stage manager this year and Carly was performing with her club. Carly's club theme was Shrek and Donkey, hence the green face makeup.

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Shrek and Tech

For the uninitiated, Spring Sing is an entertainment event and competition between campus clubs. Each club chooses a theme and performs parodies of popular songs, accompanied by choreography and costumes. Student hosts also entertain the crowd with musical performances.

All too soon it is time to go home. The upside is I'll get a few more rows of Clapotis finished on the nine hour drive back. Though if I had a choice, I'd trade knitting those rows for staying a little longer.

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Dropped Stitches

14 comments:

  1. cherie8:37 AM

    Boy, I am SOOOOO glad you explained the photo...at first I thought you might be knitting a giant pair of red underwear! (not really, but I have a goofy sort of mind) I have never been tempted to knit Clapotis, but the red, now...VERY pretty!

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  2. I have some Duet and it would make a lovely Clapotis. The event sounds like fun!!

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  3. Clapotis is coming along. Love that color... on the Clapotis, not Carly's face. lol. Glad you had some time to spend with loved ones even if it was short.

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  4. Your Clapotis looks very pretty! (Are you enduring harsh weather? I noticed on the weather report a line of nasty storms over Houston headed our way - should arrive in the wee hours, but I'm praying we'll be spared!)

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  5. Sounds like you had a nice time visiting. The color of the yarn you chose is quite pretty. I have some beautiful Debbie Bliss silk earmarked for the Clapotis. I'm just not ready to jump in yet with all of the other WIP's. Maybe next month.

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  6. I love the color you've chosen for your clapotis.

    You were fortunate that the bad weather waited until after the weekend. We're getting snow and a little sleet here in northeast Texas tonight.

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  7. This is truly funny that you featured the Clapotis. I am doing a class/knit together tomorrow night to work on my first Clapotis. Yours is lovely. I would love a 9 hour drive to get some knitting done. Work is getting in the way of my fun!

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  8. Sounds like a very fun weekend! One of these days I'd like to make a clapotis......

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  9. I love you clapotis. You are now farther than I am on the one I just started. I had to put it down to work on other things.

    Your son and his girlfriend are adorable, even with the green make-up. Sounds like a very fun trip. I love a good, long car trip for the knitting time.

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  10. It's great that you got to visit, even for a little while. It sounds like the show was very entertaining. Love the color of your Clapotis! I can hardly wait to get back to working on mine. Alas....tablecloth is calling.

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  11. Your Clapotis is coming along very well. Love the color.

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  12. I love the color you are using for your clapotis. Wow............your son looks very much like you!

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  13. Neat, my neice went down to Spring Sing too. I say down because we live in KS. She had a great time. She is Junior this year and I think she has decided on OC. I found your blog via Mount Robinson.

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~Tracy