clap your hands! I can finally show you what I’ve been working on for the last week or so, my clapotis. I bought the yarn at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It’s handpainted 100% rayon. While I was so tempted to buy only wool, you don’t really have the opportunity to wear wool sweaters in Houston, so instead I bought rayon (oh, I didn’t resist the wool altogether, just concentrated on wool for socks and not sweaters). Here’s a close-up of it stretched out.
It’s slubby and interesting and kinda difficult to work with (you should have seen Crafty Sarah and I trying to wind it into a ball, it was not pretty). You can’t see the dropped stitches very well due to the texture of the yarn and the gauge at which it is knitting up. For all it’s faults, I think it’s going to make a great summery clapotis. Not to mention, it’s fun to drop stitches on purpose, in a rebellious kind of way. I’m using a technique Sarah told me about, where you purl the stitches you are going to drop and then you don’t have to fiddle with stitch markers. It just may take me forever to finish. It’s knitting up on 3’s! I tried to make it work on 4’s but the yarn was having none of that. To relieve myself from the Clapotis coma, I started another new project tonight, but that will have to wait for another blog post. You gotta love those lunchtime hobby lobby runs.