Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Clapotis for my Grandma

Ever since I discovered the world of knitting blogs and, I wanted to knit the Clapotis. When my friend S went to New York for a business trip, I sent her off with a long list of Lorna's Laces colorways that I liked, but purl didn't carry any of them in Lion and Lamb. After visits to Yuzawaya and Okadaya, I always came home disappointed that they didn't carry similar, silk 50%/wool 50% blends in variegated colors.
One day, I found a similar yarn at Okadaya that wasn't a variegated colorway, but had some sparkly silver in the yarn. The Diacouture Silklame is silk 40%/wool 58%/polyesther 2% with a gauge of 21-22 stitches per 10 cm. I figured that was close enough. I had also wanted to knit something for my grandmother, and decided this was my chance to try out the Clapotis pattern.
I LOVE knitting this. Dropping the stitches is fun to do. I knit this in Tokyo, Dublin, and Paris this summer. I will definitely knit this pattern again!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm back!

We lost everything on the hard drive, but I am back. Here is the Baby Bolero from One Skein, made for baby K, born in August. I had to improvise and make a few changes since the gauge was different, so the left side and right side turned out to be a little different, but it knit up very fast, and I am very happy with it!