Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Clapot-what?

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!

6 Comments:

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
http://sagebrush.typepad.com/knotagain

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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