Mar 9

It’s contagious!

Posted by Nanc

There has been much joshing and joking about how the Clap, er… Clapotis (pronounced Clap-pO-tEE) sounds like a venereal disease. Well, it may not be a virus, but I swear that it’s contagious! Most knitters I know have either made it, are knitting it as we “speak”, or have plans for making one in the future. We all seem to be looking at yarn in a different way – determining if it’ll make a good Clap or not.

not too fancy… yet!

And I’ve caught the bug. I started the Clap the other week (at a SnB Sunday) and have been working it off and on for a while now. I’m not too far along; still on the increases, but nearly to the straight knitting part! The yarn I am using is an eBay purchase when I was just a knitting-infant, new to the craft. I’m not sure of it’s fiber content, but it is a beautiful orange and copper treat. I’m not even sure of my yardage, or if I’ll have enough to finish the Clap. If not? Well, I’ll do what knitters have done for hundreds of years: (no, not hide it away at the bottom of the knitting bag. sheesh) I’ll rip it and restart it in a smaller size.

Mmmm, shiny baubles

In a related story, I have some new stitch markers. (Related because the Clap takes 18 stitch markers, and I was running out of small, light markers.) A month or so ago, the gals and I had a tasty dinner at Rafa’s and we made a quick stop in at Beading Dreams, a great bead store in the same strip as Rafa’s.

made with crazy, Clap-riddled love!

These are only a few of the beads that I picked up. There were great kitty-cat faces and floral beads, too. The purple one is from P-lala, and is a Goddess stitch marker from ZenKnit. Here’s one on the Clap, even as we speak. Um, or you read, as it were.

10 Responses to “It’s contagious!”

  1. Aubyn Says:

    While everybody’s clap is beautiful i think i will continue to resist the urge-untilthey make a clapotis sock that is

  2. Lara Says:

    Woo hoo! Another clappy:) Yours looks perty – I’ll need to fondle it in person this week!

    P.S. Mine is sitting in my knitbag, begging to be worked – but I’m on a sock binge right now, so it’ll have to wait:)

  3. chris Says:

    Actual disease or not, Clapotis is DEFINITELY contagious! You know that I resisted for a really long time, and yet I too have been infected. As long as you and I don’t get into some sort of crazy Clapotis-race, we’ll be fine, I think (we’re at just about the same place in the pattern, I suspect).

  4. Liz Says:

    To figure out if you have enough yarn, weight to total amount of yarn and then weigh the portion up to where you start the straight section (it looks like you are almost there). Multiply by two (for increase section and decrease section) and then subtract that weight from your total weight. Whatever you have left is how far you can go on your straight section.

    I knew in advance that I didn’t have enough yarn to complete the pattern as read so I did one less increase section (and, subsequently one less decrease section).

  5. mk Says:

    Sorry to hear that you caught the Clap. (har har)

    Seriously, I am thinking about making one myself.

  6. Pamelalala Says:

    I thought I’d make it without catching the ‘clap’. Well, I was stash diving the other night and think I found the perfect yarn for one. Now I guess I have to have one too.

  7. Pamelalala Says:

    Oh, forgot, LUV all your beads and markers! May have to make a pitstop by that bead store today!

  8. Petra Says:

    I love your yarn. I also admire you for getting it out of the stash! Good girl!

  9. Jane Says:

    I’m working on my second one – worsted weight yarn from Caron Rainbow Dreams on 10.5 needles. The first one with the same yarn in a different colorway on size 8 needles came out to gauge, but feels stiff by comparison, so once #2 in Rosy Forecast is complete, I’m planning on frogging #1 in Jetstream and reknitting it. My hair-elastic stitch markers look so mundane compared to all the fancy ones I’m seeing. Guess I’ll have to pick up a new craft. {g}

  10. elaine Says:

    Does anyone know where I can find a comparison chart as far as size of yarn…..i.e: fingering, baby, sports, 4 Ply, etc

    I’m trying to make some outfits from Barbie books that I bought 20 years ago and I’ve never heard of some of the brands and was wondering if there is such a chart.

    Any help in this matter will be GREATLY appreciated….as I’m doing the outfits again for my 3 year old granddaughter.

    Elaine

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