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04 May 2008 @ 06:10 pm
The Clap  
So, my Clapotis!

I've knit it before, during the summer of 2005, I want to say, when we saw the Final Fantasy Dear Friends concert in Fort Worth. I wanted something elegant to wear, so I knit this in a silver-grey acrylic with a metallic silver thread running through. It's pretty, but it's not something one would wear around all the time. I love shawls & wraps, so I decided to pick out a good cotton in a pretty color and knit it again.

I'm surprised at this pattern. Really, I'm surprised I didn't screw it up. I've learned a lot since 2005 about the mechanics of knitting: which decreases or increases lean which way, different ways of making a new stitch, the way dropping stitch affects the whole work, and what knitting through the back loop does to a stitch. Not knowing all of that then, I'm stunned that my first Clap turned out as well as it did.

The yarn I'm using is Sinfonia by Omega, and the colorway is "Matizados Azules". The photo is actually pretty true to coor, even if it is just an iPhone snapshot. It's about like most decent cotton to work with; it doesnt give that much, but if feels great against the skin (as opposed to Sugar & Cream, which just sucks all around). The colors of this yarn are the best part; they're highly saturated and vibrant, and the yarn itself is quite shiny. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, so those of you who, like me, are languishing in a town with no LYS can still find this relatively easily. Woo!
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TrueStartruestar on May 4th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
I love the colors. :) It's not too heavy is it?
a voice yet waiting to be heard: full of lovexnera on May 5th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Lovely!

I plan on making a Clap someday, but the skillz, I do not has them yet. It would help if I knitted more. I've done FAR more crocheting than knitting.

I've been using Peaches & Creme for my market bags (hey, similar colors!), and I've quite fallen in love with the feel of cotton because of it. But yeah, it's probably not as good for clothing as it is for accessories and stuff (though I think it is a bit softer than Sugar & Cream, just from feeling the latter up in the store). Therefore, you can imagine how drooly I got when I visited Loopy Yarns and saw their HUGE collection of cotton. *drools*

Now I am thinking that someday in the future you need to come visit, if only so we can go LYS hopping together. *nods*
a voice yet waiting to be heard: TIN ROOF!!! RUSTED!!!xnera on May 5th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
OMG I just saw your icon. *dies* I really need a crafting icon. Hmmm.... possible project for tonight, since I'm in icon-making mood anyway.
Q: woolzasqmh on May 5th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's fabulous. I'm thinking about making a small/thin Clap in some of that uber-soft silk I got not long ago. How many yards did you wind up using for yours?
Hillary Gayle: knitting iconhillarygayle on May 5th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I think I'm on my 3rd ball & I've got 2 more at 218 per ball, so that's about 1090. If you were gonna make one that was scarf style, and not do all of the increase rows, I bet you could get away with 3.