Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Well I'm making some progress on my Clapotis for my Secret Pal. On Christmas day after the presents were opened - the breakfast was served and everything was cleaned-up I finally gave myself some "me" time and started knitting. It was a little frustrating at first - I had to frog it about 5 times but I finally got the hang of it. I am using the stitch markers despite the great advice I received from Lisel because when I was first starting I didn't understand the revised instructions. Now that I've been working on it awhile they are quite clear so perhaps if I ever knit another one . . . . Anyway - here is how it is looking:

And the interesting thing about Clapotis is that after awhile you drop a stitch all the way down and it opens up these little rows. It was VERY scary the first time I did it - I was worried that the entire thing might unravel (what can I say - I'm neurotic) but it didn't and it is actually quite cool. So far I've worked 3 sets where you drop the stich (picture was taken when there were 2). There is a total of 13 sets where you do it. Hopefully my scarf buddy will like it! Happy New Year to all and to all good knitting in 2006!


Blogger Carol in NoVa said...

Destroying one's knitting is SO much fun and Clapotis is a wonderful way to indulge yourself. I absolutely love that scarf.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Leisel said...

Beautiful colorway!

- Leisel

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jae said...

Love the colors!

12:43 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

This looks yummy. What a great knit.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I can't believe that you are knitting a Clapotis for someone! You rock! I love the one that I knit for myself last year, I wear it all the time! I'm sure that your pal is going to love it!!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Knit and Purl Grrl said...

I love my Clapotis that I did a few months ago. Of course, I did it in a lightweight fiber and I cannot wear it for another couple of months... But your swap partner is going to LOVE it!!!!!

8:00 PM  

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