Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WIP Wednesday

It's almost 9pm but it's still technically Wendesday so I am following through on my promise from my last post :)

I usually find myself in a bit of a knitting lull after Christmas. There has been such a rush to get everything done in time and often there is something that doesn't get finished until afterwards that takes top priority. Once the major gift knitting for the year is done, I like to knit something special for myself. A few years ago I made the Forest Canopy Shawl (rav link) which, while beautiful, doesn't get much wear. This year I wanted to make something fun for myself but which I would actually use. I also wanted to use up some stash yarn. I just happened to have 3 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Amoroso (thanks Bertha!) which was begging to be knit into a Clapotis.  After letting it languish in my stash since the summer, I finally gave in to its pleas.

This project is a double whammy: delicious yarn and stimulating pattern.  I have been knitting on it exclusively since January 4th. I've been dropping the stitches as I go along, a lovely little treat to break up the pattern. The Malabrigo is sticky so the stitches don't go very far on their own but the softness of the yarn makes knitting it a delight (though it does tend to get snagged on my poor winter-chapped hands). I did end up needing to buy another skein of yarn but that's ok. Knitting 3/4 of a project out of stash yarn is pretty darn good.

Enough with the chatter, you're probably thinking, show me the goods!

 This picture was taken last Sunday (darn the early sunset) and the Clap has grown substantially since then.

Now if you excuse me, I need to go put in an order at Ramwools (which is having a sale!). 


spillyjane said...

Looking good, lady! That's a great colour.

Bertha said...

Oh man! That's looking totally gorgeous! Now I think I need a malabrigo clapotis!

Anonymous said...

That color is awesome!

Also I love your idea of knitting something nice for yourself once all the gift knitting is done. I might have to steal that tradition!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, that looks yumtastic!

steph said...

I love malabrigo! Maybe it will cure your chapped hands!

Heather G. said...

I already oohed and aahed at your CIP in person, bur I do have something to add:

Nice picture!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I swear I will get around to knitting one of those. Someday.