Wednesday, August 18, 2010

clapotis accompli

what a slog!!  i started this thing a year ago last june, thinking i'd be done quickly.  there were a few problems with that:
  1. i am a slow knitter.
  2. i chose to use a 16" circular, so knitting this thing was like knitting a 48" tube.  my hands were cramping constantly.  (see small needles at right)
  3. it took FOREVER to pull those runners down, since i used noro silk garden sock yarn, which, though lovely, contains MOHAIR!!!  dumb.
i love how it came out, though.  i need to block it, still.  i love the colors -- they remind me of van gogh's starry night.  i don't know whether you can tell that the colors are symmetric about the blue diagonal line down the middle.  when i started the second skein, i pulled from the outside instead of the inside as i had done with the first skein, and got lucky that there were no knots.

oh the noro color gods!  they were with me this time.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Beautiful! How I love Noro. I feel inspired (who wouldn't - those colors!)