Sunday, July 09, 2006

My Clapotis is finished!!!


I did it! I finished my Clapotis this afternoon. I love it!. So, without further ado...





I love it! It came out a lot better than I thought it would. It's not as long because I had to skip a couple of straight sections in order to ensure I had enough yarn. Even doing that I was sweating the decrease and end sections. I thought I wasn't going to run short of yarn. Boy would that have truly sucked. If I had to frog the whole thing I would have just died. I choose to use yarn that I had bought a while back, and had to run out more than once and buy more. And at the time that was all they had. If I had ran out of yarn I don't know what I would have done? Especially since I'm out of town visiting my family. I would hate to have had to sit on a unfinnished Clapotis for two weeks.

My sister and her husband have been oohhing and aahhing all afternoon. She kept saying how it didn't look hand made, it looked store bought. I know better, but I think it's really sweet of her. She likes it, loose strings and all.

All that's left for me to do now is clip the loose yarns and block it. I can't wait to start on another. I've been collecting different yarns to try out as Clapotis' since I started this first one. My next one will probably be made out of either Koigu or maybe a lace weight yarn. Not sure yet...

8 comments:

Hope said...

It's beautiful! Love the colour... thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

You will absolutely love it in Koigu! This purple looks gorgeous, and it drapes beautifully! You wear it well!

Jo said...

It's lovely! What a great color! I'm about to start one in Koigu as well — my first full-sized one. Happy knitting!

Artemis Rich said...

Hi, there. I came over from the yahoo group to coo over your clapotis. It's really lovely. The colour is stunning. That second photo with it wrapped around your head is gorgeous!

Okay. Enough gushing. I'm just about to start the decrease rows on mine, so off I go. Good work!

Ericka said...

Sonya, your clapotis is absolutely gorgeous!!! Is that bamboo? Your family is right--it definitely looks store bought! You'll have to bring it and show it off at the next meetup in September. Oh, and I feel ya on the sock yarn. I made one pair last winter on size 0 needles (remember the "toothpicks" I showed you?) Now I have built up a stash to make about 10 more pairs. If I had more than 2 hands, I'd be dangerous! haha! Take care and enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Auntie Amanda said...

beautiful! the color is perfect for you. It is amazing how addictive that pattern is.

photogmichelle said...

really like the color, whatever it's name is. Love the shimmer, so pretty on you.

Necia said...

I love it. I'm thinking about starting another one, but I still really want to make Knitty's Cozy. Uh decisions.

Necia