Monday, June 1, 2009

Clapotis v2.0

Remember my first clappy? I love her and she'll always be part of the family given that she's one of the first 'real' things I have knitted but I have since discovered that mohair and I don't mix well. I itch. and itch. and itch. So I have been planning another one with various different yarns over the past months but had done nothing about it until we went to the OBDM wool day. I went with mum and it was a lovely outing with no children! Bliss! We made our way around to Helen from Waratah Fibres and I spotted some lovely 8ply in reddy/berry colours and decided I *must* have it. 200gr of "mixed berry" 8ply followed me home and the following weekend at our Brown Owls meet Clapotis v2.0 was cast on.



Fast forward 6 days and she was finished! A super quick knit for me given the time of the semester, kids etc. I had initial misgivings about the needle size and gauge but she has blossomed bautifully after a good soak and has already been taken out for a number of excursions!

Excuse the dodgy photos - just one of the many pitfalls of living alone ;-( Anyway, crazy thing?? I'm thinking I might just need another one. I do have some smoothie laying around.....

4 comments:

Kat said...

ooh that clapotis looks awesome in those shades and really great on, I would like to make one that is smaller and scarf like..will have to hunt through the yarn stash

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Just so beautiful! The colours really suit you too.

Trudi said...

I love it. If you get sick of it you could send it my way! The colour is fab.

knitting sprouts said...

so fast! I remember her birth and feel excited to see her finished. she looks great on you. was 200g really enough?