Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a peek at clapotis

Clapotis is one of my favorite patterns ever. It suits my criteria of having miles of stockinette, along with little bits of oddments, like increasing, decreasing, dropping stitches, but for the most part, it's an easy-peasy knit up.

This is my 4th Clap, and I'm savoring it, though I'm not entirely convinced that I'm in love with the colors anymore. But the yarn, Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb, is just lucious and yummy.

My hope is that I'll finish this in time for my trip back to my Olde Country at the end of September. I think it'll be just the cozy comfort on that 13-hour flight...

Tonight is dedicated to the furthering of mundane tasks. Scooping dog poop from the backyard. Washing dishes. Recycling. Stealing and re-formatting my husband's iPod shuffle, as he has run off to Samoa with my iPod. It makes sense, it's just a game we play with those funny little nuggets of technology, continually swapping my preferred playlist for his and vice versa.

Interesting in relationships, who is perceived to "own" what in the household...even for things that were bought communally. I have a lot of trouble sharing a computer, though we have done so for the past year. I've worked out a lot of my problems with it, and the upshot is that I spend a lot less time on it, now, which isn't a bad thing, entirely. The power tools are somehow designated as "mine" even though I rarely use them. Ditto the leaf blower, the weed wacker and the lawn mower, which is currently on loan to my friend Marie, as I've hired a lawn service, like all the people in my neighborhood. (I'm not proud of this, but our property is steep and rocky and I'm damned if I'm gonna mow it, and I think that's the attitude of most of the neighbors, here, too.) Of course the blender and mixer are also mine, yet P somehow gets the tv, though I am the hardcore user of the tivo function. The digital camera...I'm the only person who ever uses it. I do not ever touch the 2 electric guitars in the house, though I have been know to use the sewing machine a time or two.

I have a dvd to watch: "Life is Beautiful", and leftover tandoori chicken and roast veggies. Oh, and cherry jello. Ahhh, dessert.


Reya Mellicker said...

Ownership is such an arbitrary idea. I always laugh when I see pics of the American flag on the moon, for instance, or when I read that the Russians put their flag ... under? the north pole?? Can't remember, but really. For heaven's sake!

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh! Wanted to say: your "clap" is BEAUTIFUL!

Chelsea said...

Yes, the negotiation of ownership in a relationship is always interesting to me. For instance, Michael and I got a quite nice digital camera and a really big memory card for it with the money we got as wedding presents a few years ago. I don't remember how we settled on the arrangement, but it ended up that the camera was "mine," while the memory card was "his." That way we were obligated to share, but I could feel properly possessive when the urge struck.

People are funny.