Le Clapotis est fini!
She is finished and I love her!
The beautiful Princess isn't finished, but I love her too! Here is a close-up of the color and stitches, folded (the Clapotis, not the Princess) so you can see just how lovable she is.
Yarn used: TLC baby in the Fizzy Print colorway
Amount used: Around 600 yards
Needle size: Size 7, Susan Bates circulars
What I learned/would have done different: I would have made it a few repeats wider. I learned how to purl much faster and how to work with 20+ stitch markers. Needless to say, my stitch marker making skills have improved. I picked this yarn because I didn't want to spend $120 on the yarn the pattern called for when I knew I wouldn't wear it very much since I live in the desert (True to my luck, the day I finished it we had our first 100 degree day. I jinxed the entire Valley). I spent $8. The yarn is soft and light and got even softer after I washed it.
What is on the needles now? I'm so glad you asked! I finished the body of a sheep and am now working on the head. The directions are really complicated, so it is a project I can't take to the baseball field or when I'm so brain-dead I can't pay attention. For those times I have cast on for another bag. Another Sheepy Tote (minus the sheep) but this time, the bottom and pocket will be in Cascade 220 in a dark gray and the body will be in the Noro I got from Knit Happens. I just didn't think I had enough of the Noro. Better to be safe than
And just in case you were wondering if I didn't post because life was so blissfully wonderful with the kids, I'm here to let you know that I successfully ruined both their lives last week. The Princess by just having my knitting in the car when I went to her band concert (no, I didn't take it inside and further the humiliation) and by making her get up on Saturday to attend the Baseball Star's game. Not to be left out, I ruined the Stars life by not allowing him to download the new Halo 2 maps until he finished his 50%-of-his-grade science project. Thank God I'm not losing my touch.
Posted by Heather at 4:29 PM