Sunday, January 27, 2008

SHE IS FREAKIN' HUGE!!!



I finished my Palermo Clapotis last night. Weaved in the end this morning. And snapped a couple of photos before it's rinse and block. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photos, but this thing is freaking huge. I forgot to check the pre-blocked measurements, but I could almost wrap it around my shoulders twice with a little left over on each end. Here it is hanging from the top of my linen closet door. Can you tell how long it is?
Don't get me wrong, I love it! I wanted it to be longer than the pattern called for because my first one is a little too short to wrap around my shoulders. I have to wear it more like a scarf, and the beautiful drops don't show as well. So I decided this one would definitely be more shawl-like. I just didn't think it would turn out THIS long.

I don't know why I felt the need, but I took a pic of it soaking in my sink. It's getting so soft and smooshy. I think I'm in love!


Specs:

Pattern: Clapotis, from Knitty.com by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Ella Rae, Palermo - 9+ balls = approx. 990 yrds
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 8
Size: Un-blocked (unknown), Blocked - 21 1/2" x 85" (like I said, HUGE)
Modifications: 8 extra straight row repeats to add length (maybe a little too much)
Knit for: ME!!!



I'm off to start a pair of socks from the book "2-at-a-time Socks" by Mellisa Morgan-Oakes.

10 comments:

fluffybunnylover said...

Ooooooooooh... very nice!!! I hope you bring it for show-and-tell next week!

Lil Knitter said...

It's also freaking beautiful! OMG...I love that color. One day, I will make this...I will.
My jaw actually dropped girl....it's awesome!!! You did a wonderful job. We need a photo of you wearing it...come on, work it girl. :)

*We mirror each other..I like that*
Hugs,
Mel

Que Sarah said...

OMG! It's gorgeous!! That'll definitely keep you warm!!! I agree, we need a pic of you wearing your beautiful creation!

Diane said...

That turned out gorgeous! I love the soaking picture.

Leeann said...

Gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it in person sometime!

Larjmarj said...

Frikkin' Gorgeous!!!

LOVE IT!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Mrs Hammer said...

It is Fabulous !
Never too much !

Purlygrl said...

Beautiful! ........and purple, such a surprise :-)

AnnieMouse said...

I wanted to say how beautiful it was Tuesday, but sadly had "malt-o-meal" brain. Besides, you can never hear too many times that you did a wonderful job on such a beautiful project!