Thursday, February 28, 2008

52. This was so fast

I got the wild idea one night that I wanted to make a Clapotis. I know that I am only another in a long parade of people to say this, but Kate Gilbert is genius. Bird in Hand mittens anyone? And while the clapotis pattern is from 2004, there is a wonderfully active group on Ravelry. When I first saw the pattern, i wasn't interested. Obviously. I mean, it did take me several years before I got around to knitting one.


But I do truly understand why this is such a popular pattern. Earlier today, I ordered yarn for my second, larger clapotis. I can't wait for the yarn to get here! Mine is a bit smaller than the pattern. I had two skeins of The Great Adirondack Yarn Company yarn Nassau in the Maple leaf color. And I only have a tiny nubbin left over. There is a ton of information in the Ravelry group to help you with yardage for other yarns (and yarn amounts) which was a huge help. I did one less increase section than the pattern called for and only nine "straight" sections before the decrease. Even though this is a silk and cotton blend, I am going to try blocking it out a bit bigger, so the whole picture will just have to wait! But I'll confess to wearing it ever since I wove in the ends! For now, this is the yarn....

I'll try to get a better lit picture next time. The colors are very soft. And a bit out of my usual color range. But the yarn was (loudly) calling my name. At $35 a skein, I thought it a tremendous splurge to buy two skeins. I just bought four skeins of Misti hand dyed alpaca for my next (larger) clapotis. For less money. Hmm....

1 comment:

trashalou said...

This is beautiful work. What yarn have you used?