- it does not look like an easy word to pronounce, but go ahead and pronounce it like it appears in my title (without the first 2 'clap's though) and you've got it. Try it, it's kinda fun to roll it around in your mouth.
What is it? Knitters know, don't you? For non-knitters everywhere, it is a wrap, a shawl-type garment that is wider than a scarf, but definitely not a coat or cape. Here's a photo from Knitty when the pattern premiered:
The Shearer's Yarn in Turquoise. The wonderfully talented and prolific but unfortunately blogless Issy brought her second clap to TNK last night and I examined it (b/c mine looked odd to me). She advised me that once I start dropping stitches, it will look more like it should and that also, once I was done and had conditioned it and blocked it, it would look better to me. Whew! because I love the color of this yarn and I hope, hope she's right (no pressure Is! lol)
Today, right now actually, my dear Chris's mom is undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous growth from her stomach.... please keep them in your prayers, ok? Thank you.
(10 pm update: the surgery went well; the docs think they got all the cancer, but they also got all her stomach. Everyone is optimistic. Again, thanks for good wishes.)