Don’t you feel like starting something new?
The end of school means it’s time to reward myself with a new knit. Well, it’s new to me, anyway.
This is the larval stage of the world-famous Clapotis. Everyone and their sister has given away more of these than they remember knitting. But I’ve been looking forward to its dropped stitch, half-wrap half-scarf goodness for half a year.
And here’s my pair of Jaywalkers — another overexposed pattern — nearing completion. The superconcentrated community of knitters on Ravelry frequently gathers to pooh-pooh these so-called “popular patterns,” the ones everybody’s doing. Many members boast that they’ve never knit a Clapotis or a pair of Jaywalkers. (Or Monkeys or Fetchings.)
But there’s a reason so many people flock to them. You guessed it — it’s their awesomeness. I am enjoying every second of my summer camp with the popular kids. As they used to say on NBC during rerun season: “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!”