It was entirely an impromptu FO. I was fumbling in the closet looking for something ... what I couldn't remember. I saw these 3 cakes of yarn left over after knitting Ella. The idea of making Clapotis struck me at that moment. I started and knitted the first section ... and felt that I liked the way it turned out, so I continued. For the entire week last week, I just knitted this project. Since the knitting can become very boring, I knew I had to finish it in the shortest time possible, otherwise, I would lose steam and add another UFO to the stash.
The finished wrap is LARGE ... or maybe I just didn't expect it to be this large. Even the largest beach towel was not big enough for the blocking. So, I enlisted the help of my yoga mat. I am now wondering if I should buy some interlocking foam mats or just another yoga mat for future blocking needs.
Pattern: Clapotis designed by Kate Gilbert from Knitty Fall 2004
Do I need to say anything more about this? I just want to say that I love the rolling style of the unblocked Clapotis a lot more. After blocking, the whole thing becomes flat ... even though I just let it dry flat without any pinning. Can anyone tell me how to revert it to the pre-blocked state?
Yarn: Araucania's Nature Wool (100% Wool) Labels were lost, so colour unknown
Less than 3 skeins were used. I have a very good feeling using up these yarns ... I feel like I have made a dent in the yarn stash! hahaha ... Besides, the way the variegated colours play out with the pattern is pretty.
Needles: Denise US8
Start date: 02-26-2007
Finish date: 03-03-2007