Sunday, March 11, 2007

Is that a pink bikini or are you just happy to see me?

I haven't posted about my knitting for ages because I haven't been knitting for ages. After I had my hysterectomy last July (another reason I won't be having any kids! Good thing I had that done in BC, eh Monsieur Charest?), I found that in the evenings I only had energy to put my feet up on the couch and occasionally slobber as I watched TV or read. But I finally have 98% of my energy back, and suddenly I feel like knitting in the evenings again.

Can you guess what this is?

No, no, it's not a pink bikini...(with my finger touching a very naughty bit! Scandalous!)

It's the beginings of... a CLANGER! Now, those of you who did not grow up in Britain in a certain era might not know what a Clanger is. My friend Sarah, who originally hails from across the pond, asked me many months ago to knit her a Clanger. My friend Dephal kindly donated some beautiful pink wool to the project, and now I am on my way.

Wikipedia has a useful article on Clangers that will explain things to you: The_Clangers

Here are some photos to help you wit your visualization:

Should that not be enough, do visit this most excellent Clanger website. A treasure trove of information! And here is the knitting pattern I am using, which does not including a gauge, therefore I hope I am not knitting an elephant Clanger.

If this Clanger project works out, I may just knit one for Sarah's sister. I'll keep you posted!


  1. Can you knit me a pink bikini? I love it. I only need 4 triangles and some more of Phyllis' yarn. LOL

  2. I'm so excited to see the finished clanger, however big it may be!

  3. our Gumby and Pokey!



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