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gimmesanity
04-12-2006, 05:48 AM
I finished mini-Clapotis for my mom a few weeks ago.

Unblocked:

http://imarried.jongilmore.com/blog/knit/clapotis3.jpg

Blocked:

http://imarried.jongilmore.com/blog/knit/clapotisblock.jpg

I thought I'd prefer her unblocked, all smooshy and bumpy, but once I blocked her, I ended up liking her a lot better that way.

Anyways, the stats:
- 3 balls of Karaoke #278.
- I did 4 repeats of section 2, 9 of section 3, and 4 of section 4.
- started on 16 March, finished 28 March.

Measurements:
Pre-blocking - 17" x 59"
Post-blocking - 18.5" x 62"

I'm also working on a pair of socks, two at a time. It's my second pair of socks - first on circulars, though. I figured I might as well jump right in and figure out how to do this. I found a great tutorial here (http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm).

http://www.imarried.jongilmore.com/blog/uploaded_images/wipsocks2.jpg

kimmie
04-12-2006, 07:30 AM
Everything looks great! So, what do you think of knitting two at a time on circs versus one at a time on double-points? I've only used the dp and someday want to venture out.

kimmie

Toast King
04-12-2006, 09:24 AM
Both look amazing! Nice job :)

I particularly like the colours on the Mini-Clapotis - I've been wanting to make one of these for ages and can't quite decide what to use so thanks for the pics & stats!

Amber
04-12-2006, 09:36 AM
Great job on the mini-Clapotis -- it's gorgeous!! The socks look great too! And, thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. I want to try that method soon.

Ingrid
04-12-2006, 09:38 AM
Beautiful!

sara_jayne
04-12-2006, 09:40 AM
Both are beautiful! Great job!

rebecca
04-12-2006, 09:54 AM
:D Absolutely STUNNING clappie ;) LOL, same color as mine...love, love karaoke :D Your socks look GREAT...that is a wonderful tutorial, too!! I love socknitters tutorials, they leave nothing to chance :D
FANTASTIC JOB :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Mer
04-12-2006, 10:05 AM
Beautiful! I'm just about to start a mini-clapotis myself.

feministmama
04-12-2006, 10:08 AM
OOOoooooOOOOooooo pretty :inlove:

gimmesanity
04-12-2006, 02:01 PM
Thanks, everyone! My mom loved her bday gift...I teased my brothers that I am STILL the reigning 'favorite' child for a) giving the better bday gift this year, and b) being the only one to have given her a grandbaby so far. ;)

kimmie, for me, knitting on two circs was a little trickier than one on dpns. It took a little getting used to. I had to frog about 3 times before I got it right. But, once you get the hang of it, it's sooooo much faster. It's nice to not have to keep track of rows to keep the socks even, you know? And, once you're done, that's it, you have a pair of socks. I'd totally suggest in investing in a pair of addi's, too. They've made all the difference.

~Sharon

Jan in CA
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Everything looks gorgeous!

sfavereau
04-12-2006, 06:52 PM
Beautiful!!!

My knitting group is going to do a clapotis knit along this summer (ready to wear by fall!). I think I might use karaoke! It looks great!

spooky
04-14-2006, 01:47 PM
ohhhhh look at the kitty !!! Mine would be rolling all over it lol! How did you get him to stand still ???