I know that I am supposed to be working on Christmas presents, but on Friday I just got a little too bored with the Montego Bay scarf, and decided to knit on Clapotis for a bit. And once I started, I just couldn’t stop…until it was done.
The pattern calls for a worsted weight (Lion and Lamb which is amazing yarn but a little pricey), but I used a DK weight. I bought this at Maryland Sheep and Wool and I’m so glad I chose it for this pattern. I love the feel and drape of it and it is so warm and soft. I lost the tag for the yarn but I want to say I used about 600-700 yards – I have a lot left of the second skein and the skeins were around 500 yards (like all this scientific measuring?). I think its 100% alpaca – but a small part of me also thinks it has some silk in it. (I’m convinced that Larry tosses the tags I leave in my room because I swear I left it on a shelf and now its gone and it would be just like him to mess with me). Update – I was cleaning up the family room and decided to clean out the remote basket – which normally holds all the remotes and assorted knitting crap (like stitch holders). Today it had all of that AND the tag for the yarn. Sorry about that Larry – didn’t mean to blame you at all! OK, the yarn is 100% alpaca, and the skein was 680 yards. I only used a small part of the second skein so I probably have enough left over for a pair of fingerless gloves to match. Plus a hat. Great yarn!
I love the pattern – it is just so clever. And it is very easy and great TV knitting. I highly recommend it and think I will make another one. Maybe out of a worsted weight. I am stalking Lion and Lamb on eBay, but I think if I found a nice worsted from a indy dyer, that would be nice too. Had I not been distracted by other knits, I would have had this done a few weeks ago – not a bad gift knit. Cieara seemed to like it – but it is definitely mine! I love that I can scrunch it up and wear it like a scarf, or spread it out like a shawl. Either way, very snuggly.
We had a very nice Thanksgiving – the Caramel Pecan Tart was amazing. Cieara said it was the best pie she’s ever had – always nice to hear – I think I’ll be making it again (in fact, I suspect I’ll be making it for Cieara’s birthday in a few weeks). It was a nice relaxing weekend – full of haircuts, knitting time, naps, family time, the opera and knitting group. I don’t think I could ask for a better holiday weekend – busy, fun and no shopping! Andrew leaves for school today – so we’ll get back to normal – school, work and Christmas knitting. Have a great week!