Friday, February 10, 2006

A little behind

Hello, team members!

I am excited to get started on my clapotis, just need to run out and get some stitch markers. Where do these little things hide?

The yarn is ArtYarns' Regal Silk, colorway 106. It has 163 yards per skein, which ought to be enough, right?

I'm sure my momentary panic ("Do I really know what it means to pfb?") will soon pass.

Best of luck to all members of Team Clapotis!!


Blogger jackie said...

that yarn is gorgeous! now you just gotta get windin'! if you can't find stitch markers, i highly recommend grabbing some of those small, no metal, hair bands like you can find at any grocery or drug store. they work great in a pinch. :)

5:08 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

That is nice yarn! :::sigh::: I always covet what other s are using. It's amazing my stash isn't any bigger than it is :)

5:42 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

I have one neatly wound ball now, thanks to the help of my husband's big hands. That will be enough to get started!
It really is pretty yarn; I don't usually spend serious yarn money on something for me, so this is a new experience.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

I'm using Artyarn 106 in their Super Merino - it will be fun to see how our two clapotis look!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Did you buy 4 or 5 skeins? I am concerned that you might be short if you only bought 4. Many people found they needed closer to 800 yards to get the full number of increase/decrease rows in the pattern. I have some RS in my stash that I was going to use for something else, but I am really curious now. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. It is such beautiful yarn.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

800 yards? Wow. Well, the store had one more skein, so I could go back and get it. Is the pattern that far from reality?

1:13 AM  
Blogger jackie said...

i have never used that yarn myself--what size needles are you using? and more importantly, are you knitting close to the gauge that the pattern calls for? if you are worried about the yardage, just check your gauge and make sure you are dead on to what the pattern says and then just don't make any alterations, and you should be fine. also--it'e never a bad idea to just go get that other skein of yarn just for peace of mind--as long as you don't wind it, they'll probably let you return it if you don't need it. :)

8:51 AM  
Blogger Songbird said...

Jackie, I'm using size 8s. This yarn, although purportedly worsted weight, is a little slim, I think. The swatch was a hair shy all the way around of 4 inches, but close. If it were $4 or $5 a skein, I probably would have bought five in the first place, to be on the safe side. After all, overbuying is an important part of stash development, isn't it?

9:20 AM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

I don't know if you are a member of the Clapotis KAL but I am and I have looked at the files that show what yardage people needed. I don't recall anyone using the Regal Silk, so I can't say for sure, but 800 yards was common. Sorry.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

Jocelyn, thanks for your advice. I will drop by the yarn store on Mondayy and hope to find that last little skein of 106!!xt

8:03 PM  

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