WIP Wednesday : Déjà Vu

My knitting seems to constantly repeat itself. This past week is the perfect example. Last week, I was so hopeful. My sweater for myself was going well and I had started on a dress for Lizzie. But, as I pointed out in our chat over coffee just the next day, the sweater doesn’t fit and I started a hat. (The hat is now an FO so it’ll show up here later. Or not at all as it’s, well, a basic ribbed hat.) And I haven’t felt like working on Lizzie’s dress which I feel guilty about but I’ll get over it.

That’s my pattern: Make lots of progress on a sweater, then it screeches to a halt. Start something boring and basic then finish it. Then make something that’s a bit more exciting but nothing too out of my comfort zone.

Alas, that’s exactly what’s happened. My only current WIP actively being worked is a pair of Monkey socks for my mother-in-law. I made her a pair of socks several years ago and she still wears them all the time, falling apart as they are.

These are very comfortable knitting. It’s a pattern I’ve made a handful of times, in a yarn I’ve used many times, as well (NFC Studio Sock). Great watching-TV-with-Lizzie knitting or riding-in-the-car knitting or even my-computer-takes-too-long-to-log-in knitting.

Déjà vu ain’t always a bad thing.

Clapto-KAL 2016

The other day, I was stalking my friend Ana’s Ravelry feed and saw that she had queued up Clapotis. I hadn’t thought about the pattern since about 2008, when I was a baby knitter and the pattern was absolutely terrifying to me. I had to use someone’s cheat sheet for tracking rows, I was so confused. I wound up making a total of three of them back then and, well, forgot about the pattern entirely.

Clapotis Deux - WIP Pics
(The best photos of that last Clapotis, made for my friend, Erin.)

But, suddenly, I really want to make it again. I reached out to Ana and, after admitting my stalkerish tendencies, asked if she wanted to do it as a KAL. She, unlike me, has not forgotten about the pattern, having now completed four of them to thank her thesis committee.

So, want to join us? We’ll start May 15th. I’ll try to post here every week or so on my progress; I won’t sign up Ana for anything as, well, she’s working on a thesis and probably overly sick of words at this point.

If you join us, tag your projects or Instagram photos or whatever with #clapoKAL16. And here’s a little icon-y thing you can use, if you’d like.