"If Penelope really wanted to keep her suitors away, she should have worked on this pattern instead of whatever she actually did."
LOL! Gosh I've not heard the Clap described as a work of Penelope before! It is lovely. I will knit Clap again once I find some yarn that captures my attention. I don't have the wonderful array of stores that you do. Lucky you! Again, beautiful!
That is gorgeous!! I actually printed the pattern out today - that's a step. The tediousness of it does terrify me greatly though. I'd hate for mine to end up a half-finished thing, too lazy to frog it and too bored to go on. Is it really that bad??
I like the colors and think you carry off Clapotis perfectly. Why no DK or Worsted from them?
Peggy: No, it's not so bad, but it is the kind of pattern where you might just want to resolve to do one or two repeats a day, and stick to it. I think it involves a bit of discipline. I worked on it a little every day on the subway, and finished in about a month. I just prefer to work on stuff with more shaping, I think.
Lauren: There isn't nearly enough yarn in the DK or worsted weights, unless you buy a whole "pound" of the yarn. I ordered a 1/2 lb., received only 7 ounces, and it became crystal clear at once that there would not be enough for a serviceably-sized Clap.
I love the colors. I haven't yet jumped on the clap-wagon. But I think I might soon. Hope you are feeling better.
stunning clap, jess. and a great modeling job as well. you give those interweave knits model a run for their money.
btw, love your glasses! where did you get them?
It looks fabulous on you! Sorry the colorway is quite what you were looking for, but from this side of the screen, it's stunning. Nice work...
merci, everyone! re: the color, thank you... if you can believe it, the yarn was supposed to be green, gold, and purple (if i recall correctly). not bad, just different.
sandra: as for my glasses, thanks! they're alain mikli:
i got them at a sample sale for like $70. my arm was mighty tired from patting myself on the back about that one.
and that's a nice compliment about interweave knits, but among all the wacky things i've seen the interweave models wearing, hospital pants are not among them. i think the secret is this: i cannot look straight at the camera without taking a super goofy photo (except on rare, rare occasions), so my model shots tend more toward "looking off into the distance, contemplating the street scene outside," just like Interweave. Everyone looks plaintive in Interweave, just everyone!
Wow, this is really beautiful! I'm not a knitter so I'll have to admire from afar :) I know they are not the colors you planned on but they look really terrific on you anyway!
Your Clapotis looks lovely! I really like it as a shawl. Thanks for all the info about Mystical Creations too - if I knit one, I'll keep them in mind!
Don't you know that toussled hair is supposed to be sexy? That's an awesome model shot. Definitely competes with IK.... and I haven't seen a nicer photo of someone modeling their clap.
Regardless of disappointments, the colors are really beautiful on you. And the bed head DOES look more like model-ish curls, so all the better. It's a gorgeous piece!
Clapotis looks great! I bought the Hummingbird colorway in the dk weight superwash from Mystical Creations. I do like the colors but they are different than what yours look like. Different fibers take dye differently so that's probably what explains it.
It looks absolutely fantastic, and I love the colourway. :)
I know what you mean though, about the pattern being tedious. I feel like I've been knitting on mine forever and I still have 2 repeats of the straight sections to do... Can't wait for this to be done.
Sooo beautiful and it looks so soft! I like the yarn and colorway and.... awww, such a nice clapotis! Makes me think of really chilly mornings in the fall when you can drink some coffee on the porch (if only I had one...) and wrap this comfy warming thing around your shoulders:-)
It's gorgeous. Is it done with sport silk or sport silk merino? (forgive my ignorance...i'm new to this and don't want to buy the wrong stuff...your clapotis is the nicest I've seen.)
Would you be interested in selling your clapotis? I made one once and gave it away. It does take forever to make and I would rather buy one now.
Let me know!
You need to go to Ravelry.com and read the 8000+ messages about what Mystical Creation Yarns has done to its clients.