I only have one WIP to share this week. All others have been benched *laughs*
But, needs must. I've been invited to a party in a couple of weeks, and I decided that I need a wrap. I seem to have a little confidence boost when I wear something I've knitted myself :)
So, I have jumped on the bandwagon and am knitting a Clapotis. Nearly 18,000 people on Ravelry have already made this, and although I don't really like to follow trends, I like it and it fits the bill.
I did start off trying the Coin Lace Stole, a really pretty lace version, but after ripping it out 4 times having made silly mistakes, I realised that it wouldn't be something I could work on while tired. As I'm making this out of sock weight yarn, and want a decent sized wrap, I need to be able to work on it at any available time so that I have a hope of finishing it in time *laughs*
I've made it through 3 drop stitch rows, and it is quite exciting (if unnerving) to deliberately unravel my stitches!
The only small frustration is that this is very fuzzy, quite splitty yarn, which doesn't make the unravelling as easy as it could be. I am loving the yarn, Mini Mochi in the Jungle colourway, despite its many faults. Although it's a sock yarn, I can't imagine socks would hold up well - the first ball I used had many underspun patches (to the extent that it actually came apart in my hands at one point, even though I wasn't pulling tight). It is fuzzy and splitty, but it's also soft and the colours are lovely :) I think it'll make a really nice wrap.
Final shot, to show the millions of new stitch markers I had to make in order to start this:
Ok, so I could count the stitches instead of using so many markers (one every 6 or so stitches!), but I know I'll lose count, and I don't have time to obsessively recheck my work!
Second and third pictures are the most representative of the colour - the sun came out for the first photo and made everything a little more vibrant!
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