Clapotis 2 is finished! I finished it yesterday afternoon while watching multiple episodes of The Office Season 2 on DVD. Once you get used to how obnoxious Michael (the character played by Steve Carell) is, The Office is a great show. The other great thing about it is that it's a half hour show, so the DVD episodes are only 22 minutes. This means that you can take a brief break from whatever you should be doing and watch a quick episode without feeling too guilty. The specs on Clappy 2 are as follows:
Yarn: Silk Garden Light in color #2013
Needles: 24 inch US 6 Clover circular
Pattern: Anyone who really cares knows where to find it by now, but in case you managed to miss the Clapotis craze of 2005, you can find it on knitty.com.
At the moment, what I should be doing is practicing the viola, but it just isn't happening. I'm flying to San Diego tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn, and for this reason, I'm loving the Fall Back part of Daylight Savings time even more than usual this year. The plan is to make it to my friend Sue's wedding which is in San Dog at noon. There also happens to be a San Diego Symphony audition on Monday, so I figure that as long as I'm already there, I may as well take it. The problem is, I don't want that job one bit, so I haven't exactly been wearing myself out preparing for it. The idea is really to just take the audition for the experience of taking the audition. Even though I've already taken more than 25 orchestra auditions (I stopped counting at 25), it's still a good idea for me to practice the excerpts and practice getting nervous and to get as much experience with the heinous experience that is orchestra auditions as I can. For more on the process of auditioning for symphony orchestras, please refer to this post.
What I need to do now is get myself organized for my trip. Since I finally finished something, I feel like it's okay to cast on for something new. For my travel knitting, I think I'm going to knit a simple pair of ribbed socks with the yarn I shamefully ordered from A Piece of Vermont last week. One of the last things I need is more yarn, but I was browsing in the online shop one morning and I came across this colorway called You Betcha! For me, that basically translates to You Betcha I'm going to buy this yarn.