Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Playing Catch Up



I've been a bit out of touch between my computer crash at home and an unanticipated increase in activity at work but in the meantime due to some solid train knittng I finished my clapotis!!

It's a little smaller overall than I would like, which is really a shame since I had 2 - 560 yard skeins of yarn at my disposal!! I just knit it to pattern, no increases in either the width or straight rows and thought my gauge was good but off the needles it's about 15 x 58. I toyed with the idea of ripping it and doing more increase and straight rows since I have plenty of yarn. I used 1 full skein and 'a little bit' of the second. But as I type this, it's in the bath and I'm going to see what blocking does for it. Otherwise it's into the frog pond!!

Anyway in case you're wondering....
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Miss Babs 100% merino superwash worsted
Colorway: Bronze Plum
Needles: size 7 us


A very enjoyable knit and I'll probably knit another one at some point. I absolutely love the yarn! It feels and looks more like a fall clapotis to me so my next one will be summery and very neutral, sandy, beachy colors! Can you picture it??

10 comments:

  1. It's so pretty...I hope once you take it out and block it, you like the size better. I hate to think of you frogging it...very pretty!! : )

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  2. wow! you finished that with some quickness!!! the second photo shows some slight color pooling that almost looks like letters--i keep trying to read the secret code or see an image of a religious figure. :-)

    nice job--hoping that blocking gives you a few more inches....

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  3. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person! Do you have the yarn for the second one?

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  4. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person! Do you have the yarn for the second one?

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  5. Your Clapotis looks stunning! I love it. I hope you like it after it blocks. I'll be checking in to see the blocked Clapotis,

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  6. I love the colors girly! Can't wait to see it blocked.

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  7. Wow, how beautiful. I can't tell the size from the photos, but I can't imagine frogging that. Still, what matters is that you love it & use it.

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  8. ooh, the colors came out so nice, what did you decide to do?

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