Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I'm wearing Clapotis. :-)

I knitted the last stitch last night during the 11pm news and since I obviously didn't have time to block it yet, I wetted the two ends to help them hang in a more flattering way. It will be blocked soon.

A 100% wool version might not have been the best choice for a shawl finished the second week of April...but the AC at work is pretty fierce, so I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it year round. There will probably be another one (or more) of these in my future. I could see how making it with a silk blend would making running the ladder stitches down a little less time consuming, but I think it turned out well in wool.

If nothing else, I expect that whatever wool/silk I have left of my handpainted yarn after I make a sweater will be used for at least a mini-clapotis. Although with that blend I will miss the chance to spit-splice. ;-)

Curtains are up and the orange cabled vest has been successfully washed and dryed by machine (I always hold my breathe a little even when the yarn is superwash). I hope to take some pictures this weekend.

Tonight I'm going to Annie at Heinz Hall, tomorrow night a group of us from work will be painting windows at Children's Hospital and Thursday night my parents arrive and knitting at our neighborhood coffee shop. Then Friday my office is closed! Should be a busy but good week.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Can't wait to see it! I think I wore mine for two months straight when it was first finished!