Sunday, June 01, 2008

the sound of one hand clapping...

I'm sure everyone has heard enough about the Clapotis over the years - every one and their dog seems to have made one, and there are rabid fan groups on Ravelry - so I wondered if I would actually ever join the ranks?

Then one night I was searching for a small project, and with a little inspiration and assistance from Carson, plus the fact that Bells had just cast on her first, I jumped right on in.


I wanted to make a light scarf, and in particular, one that didn't itch, so I'm making the single sock skein version, utilising these notes.


The Knittery's merino/cashmere (new) in Forest Moss, on 3.75mm needles.

Halfway through and so far, so good!

I'm heading off to the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show in July, and have signed up for the BBQ Brekky (8am at the lake - brrrr!) so I'm planning to have this finished and ready to wear.

this, plus my thermals, my down jacket, a beanie, some mittens, thick 8ply socks a couple of (woollen) layers between skin and said down jacket...

should be hoot!

8 comments:

Bells said...

oh you've caught up! Amazing, considering the gauge you're doing. It looks gorgeous.

Rose Red said...

Oh, it's lovely - love the colour of the yarn.

(and I just started a new clappy this weekend - insert joke here about how contagious the clap is!)

kgirl said...

hee hee, I wanted to title this post "I've got the Clap!" but wasn't brave enough!

Live 2 Knit said...

I dyed some Cashmere ages ago, planning on making a Clapotis for my Mum, but you've just inspired me to start, maybe she'll let me borrow it for the BBQ too!

spiraling said...

That's a great colour, I've been pondering a bright winter clap lately, I've not made one before.

Reckless Glue said...

beautiful! I definitely get a lot of wear out of my clapotis--there's a reason it's so popular! and that green? perfection!

2paw said...

I love that green wool, and your knitting is so beautiful!! Thank you for the link to the pattern too!!

cher said...

I'm inspired! I'm looking for some fiber to start.