I'm back! After a whirlwind long weekend in NYC and company upon return, I'm finally free to catch up in blogland. So much to report... I'll start with a victory. Ladies and gentlemen, Clapotis...tout finit:
I love the way it fall into all sorts of nice shapes and waves:
I finished it at midnight the night before I left. Whew! Deadline met! I only ended up using just over 3 balls of Rowan Tapestry. Nice! I bought 5, with the intention of making a smaller Clapotis, and now I'm thinking I may have had enough yarn to make it full size. Darn! Oh well, the extra yarn has been exchanged for my first pair of Addi Turbo Circulars (LUV them). If I knit another Clapotis someday, I'll use the tip Laura gave me: Note how much yarn you use in the increase rows of the pattern, then knit the straight rows until you have just that amount of yarn left. You'll have just enough yarn to finish the decrease rows with no leftovers. Genius! Why didn't I think of that?
I have a lot to share about my adventures in Manhattan (not to mention musings on the giant list of Christmas knitting looming overhead), so I'll break it up for future posts. I promise they will be more frequent!
Happy knitting, and beware of the beastie-germies! (the cold I believed I had fought off last week came back with avengeance yesterday!) I'm off to consume copious amounts of herbal tea, and park myself in front of the tv with (copious) amounts of knitting. Hello Oprah, good-bye germies!