Saturday, May 06, 2006

WIP and Future Clapotis (Yarrrn)

Can't tell what this is? Yeah, if I didn't know, I'd have a hard time too. But this pretty purple object is the beginning of my Picovoli top from Magknits. The yarn is a beautiful purple cotton, Provence from Classic Elite. The hole-y ridges are the raglan seams. So far, it's a fun knit, and so much less complicated than I thought. But switching out my cable from the 16 to 24" Boye Needlemaster needles was a pain. I almost dropped some stitches, and I may have snagged a stitch or two in the process. Oh, well.

Here's the swatch that went with this project. For once, I actually got gauge! And isn't the yarn pretty? It's purple and shimmery and 100% Egyptian cotton. Its only fault is that it's a bit splitty.

Future Clapotis! Lorna's Laces worsted weight yarn, because it gets so darn cold out here in the Northeast, and because I want to have something pretty to wear when my neck and shoulders are freezing. Purple and green, a deliciously annoying color combination! And if you look closely, you'll see that the green yarn almost matches our green carpet in the attic room. Yay, I'll match the rug when this is done!


Zonda said...

Wow! That's some bright purples! Lovely yarns! Your clapotis is going to be beautiful!

veritas said...

lornas laces. pretty.


Jerry & Maxy said...

I love both yarns!!! I have to go look at that pattern again. And your Clap will be stunning! I need to make one in darker colors for fall and winter.

*Wanders off and adds that to HUGE list*

Rain said...

The yarn for your clap is beautiful, it's going to be stunning when it's done.

I love the purple for the picovoli too.