Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Fickle Me Too!

Shell Silverstein is probably rolling over in his grave at the pun on those words.
I'm referring to this. You know the clap that HAD the tiny mistake in it. Notice the past tense in that sentence. It has been frogged and is no more. I just love the yarn too much to have it not be pretty much perfect. And here's another catch, in case you were wanting to knit your own clapotis from Wollmeise sock yarn. It does appear that it's best done with the 100% superwash yarn, as it has more yardage. The initial color of my first clap, pictured here, was the 80/20 twin (20% nylon), which has about 60 yds less than the average skein of superwash, and I would have had to modify the pattern. Me being new to a pattern and then trying modifications doesn't usually work too well....just saying. I think this yarn will most definitely become a Clapotis, albeit a smaller one. But for my sanity, I think I'll just stick to the pattern as written, ahem....this time.


So, fickle me has started another clap in Dornroschen. Still Wollmeise, but in the 100% superwash version. Here's the skein before I wound it into a yarn cake. Now, I'm happily knitting away, up to the 2nd increase row last night (not very far, really, but almost as far as the first one). Here's hoping that I can get it done for Maryland Sheep and Wool!



Happy Hump Day!

5 comments:

KnittingMoose said...

Oh wow, I LOVE the color of that new yarn!! I can't wait to see how that knits up. :) I bet it'll look awesome in such a bright, fun color.

peaknits said...

Your clap will be perfecy - I love the Sleeping Beauty colorway - pretty in pink for sure!

Nell said...

That yarn is so pretty. You lucky Wollmeise having lady, you!

I'm glad you're making the clap "perfect." I think it'll make you happier.

Morticcia said...

I definitely was too late in my last comment. Haha.

This new wollmeise colorway is even more lovely!

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