Monday, March 12, 2007

Cup a what?

DH: That is beautiful honey, very nice work.
ME: Thanks
DH: What's that called again?
ME: (I think I've told him a million times this is called a Clapotis)
DH: Cup...a.....
ME: (Did he say cup?)
DH: Cup a tea?
ME: Did you say cup a tea?
DH: uhh.. yes
DH: What? (looking at me wondering what's so funny) What's it called?
ME: (still laughing) Clap-o-tis
DH: Well I don't know, wasn't I close?
ME: You're *so* getting busted on my blog for this.

So, I'm not calling it the Clapotis anymore, it's now the Cup-A-Tea.

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Source: Fall 2004 issue
Yarn: Brooks Farm Four Play (2 1/2 skeins)
Needles: KnitPicks Options size 8 US
Finished Dimensions: 22" x 59"

Notes: I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of knitting this. It was fun to watch two stitches grow into 107 stitches, and dropping a line of stitches after a 12 row repeat never got boring to me. It was also my first time using more than four stitch markers on one project and thankfully I had 18 jump rings hanging around here in my beading kit. The needles were good for this project, but right now I'm all about the yarn. It was HEAVEN. There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe how absolutely fabulous this yarn is. Next time I'm around Brooks Farm yarn though, I may just blow the bank! Their prices are very reasonable and now I'm especially glad I purchased the Acero yarn to try.

By the way, am I the only person who doesn't get the email adresses for those who comment on my blog? In my email inbox, it shows this:
"Commenters Name"
How in the world can I respond back to new comments if I don't know their email address? Did I set up something incorrectly on blogger?

For those of you new posters/de-lurkers to my blog, thank you sincerely for your comments about my toe up pomatomus. I sincerely appreciate it and if you send me your email address, I'll keep it on file so I can personally thank you whenever you comment.


Dipsy said...

Oh my gosh, your "Cup-A-tea" (LOL!) is absolutely awesome! How very beautiful it is in these subtle colours, they give it such a unique and elegant look! And the yarn you've been using... it seems to be every bit as heavenly to work with as you described it - I'll really have to get myself a couple skeins of it too one day!
You did a truly great job with your Clap - Cuppa - congratulations on an amazing accomplishment!

Laura said...


Whatever you want to call it, your C shawl is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person. You *are* bringing it Wednesday, right? Hint, hint.

Carole Knits said...

The colors are lovely in your new Cup o Tea.

KeanaLee said...

out of sheer curiousity because I don't think i have time for another project right now**how long did this take?**
Your are not being affected by the wildfires I saw this morning on the TODAY show are you? I thought of you when I saw that--you are one of 2 people that I know in orange county, the other being my aunt.

Brena said...

Your clapotis is gorgeous Dahling. So are your photo skills!

Anonymous said...

Well, it is kind of the color of a cup of tea :) It's certainly the loveliest cup of tea I've ever seen!

The no e-mail address issue was a BIG reason why I moved my blog to typepad. You didn't do anything wrong - Blogger did when they "upgraded".

abby said...

The Cup 'o Tea is beautiful. I finally got to drop a couple of rows over the weekend, and it was great fun! When I start buying yarn again, I'll have to check out Brooks Farm.

Cathy said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! i think that is the prettiest cupatea I've seen, now I want to make one!

As far as blogger goes, it has always been this way, before and after my upgrade - I keep bloggers that comment often in my address book to make life easier :)

Awesome job!

Lynda said...

Your Cup O Tea is gorgeous. Still on my to do list, yours just moves it up closer to the top!

I have the same issue... no email addresses. I then have to go to their blog and hope they have one listed. It's a little annoying, I agree.

Judy said...

Love your "cup-o-tea"! :-) I think that's a great name for it.

Also love the Pomatomus. I'll have to knit me a pair of those soon, I think!

Maybe after I finish the Clapotis. LOL

Emma said...

oh, it looks gorgeous! Congratulations!

Angelika said...

Same problem with the blogger and trying to respond to the comments. If there isn't a link in the commenters blog there is almost no chance. Great shawl, btw.:)

kimberly said...

What a wonderful cup of tea! Wasn't it worth all the work? I wore mine so much this winter that I'm a bit sad it's getting warmer.
Just a bit.
Great job! Again. :)
Oh and I'm not at all on good terms with Blogger. argh!

jillian said...

Beautiful cup-o-tea!!! I bet it's divine in Four Play.

Karen said...

I think the e-mail address thing is on the end of the person who leaves the comment - they have to authorize e-mail sharing. I have, so let me know if my e-mail comes through - I think it should. And yours comes through on e-mails you leave me.

I LOVE YOUR CUP-O-TEA!!! I love DHs name for it too. I want to call my cup-o-tea also!! Anyway, I love the colors of your yarn and am still impressed with how quickly you knit it. Guess what? I finished mine last night!! Just need to block it and then I can post!!

flutter said...

That is totally my cup o tea! Your hubby is so cute.

Amber said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! I just love those colors.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Thanks for giving us a 'pekoe' at your 'cuppa tea'! I just didn't have the patience to get anywhere with mine...but now I'm motivated to have another go at it after seeing yours.

Sharon said...

LOL - cupotee is a far better name.

Your is fabulous, by the way. That yarn is gorgeous!

Yarn It said...

Your Cup a Tea is gorgeous! I absolutely love those colors. You did a fabulous job.

The conversation with your hubby cracked me up. Even though he couldn't say the name right it is wonderful that he makes nice comments about your work!

Janette said...

Your Cup-A-Tea is gorgeous. A friend and I knitted CAT about a year ago and we called our Clapotis a CAT too! Love the colour.

KeanaLee said...

You are right about the new yarn that I bought, it does look like your shawl, I will be interested to see how mine turns out to see if they loof the same. Maybe I subliminally bought it with you on the back of my mind, I thought it would go nicely witht he jacket I had on that day & that is why I picked it.