Thursday, March 16, 2006

better late than never

At long last, my clapotis is blocked. It was my first blocking experience and now I want to block everything. I'm glad the clapotis expedition is over, I have to say, and I hope the person I give it to really enjoys it. Here's the pre-blocking pic:

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Giant and the Newest

Hi all!
I finished my Giant Clapotis with the 3 hanks of CTH DK Silk/Merino in Cabin Fever, and started on the other one. These were my Kwan and Hughes for the Knitting Olympics, and I am determined to finish them BOTH. Yes, I will agree with you all, the pattern is addicting and the fact that I am working on my 4th shawl is proof enough. :)
There are pictures at the bottom of the page on my Clapotis photo section. The newest Clapotis is being made with James Brett's pink Marble which is distributed by Kertzer. This self striping yarn has a trace of a halo and even though it is acrylic, the dropped stitches seem to stick like mohair does.
The folded Giant
Feel free to post your comments here or on my site!

Very excited to finally wear a Clapotis I've knitted,

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I didn't block my clapotis. And the purl side might be the right side, who really knows. Anyway, here it is. More photos in my blog. Oh, and I loved the yarn but one of the three skeins was significantly lighter than the other two. I used it in the middle and it doesn't show too badly.

A belated 'thank you' to Jackie for hosting Team Clapotis!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The scarf version is finished

Actually, I did finish Sunday, but I had to block it overnight. The scarf version is much shorter than I would like, so if I do another one, I'll knit the full size. I think it needs more blocking too.

gold medals are available!

check out the yarn harlot's post about presentation of gold medals, which includes information on obtaining a certificate of participation as well as entering drawings for prizes. her writing about this is fabulous as always. and did you guys see that sweater she made??? that thing is impressive! thanks to stepahie for coming up with the idea for the knitting olympics, and thanks to all of you for joining team clapotis. the support and camaraderie are GREATLY appreciated! this has been tremendous fun, and i have lots and lots of ideas for my next clapotis. and for those not yet finished, PLEASE keep posting pictures and updates--i for one and very interested in how your clapotis come out!