Friday, August 13, 2010

Clapotis, again

I'm not sure what else you do with nearly a sweater quantity of variegated yarn, except make a Clapotis. This is perfectly okay with me, even though it violates my rule of "never knit anything twice". My other two Clapotises are made from sock yarn and are just plain too small. This one may verge on too big but I love the luxurious feel of a big drapey wrap.

Clapotis III
Yarn: Mirasol Hacho in Sapphire Jade (304).
#8 needles and the full width of the original pattern - and extra length.

I did the thing you're supposed to do and alternated skeins. I'm glad I did because I think it came out very even.

Clapotis III
If it can't keep me warm this winter, I doubt anything can.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Jellyfish

The shop has been participating in the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project. This weekend, all the corals that have been collected were installed in the shop's front window display. They are awesome.

Read about the math part. It is very cool and still a little mind-bending.

The coral reef project won't take animals, but I made a jellyfish anyway. It adds some height to the window display and was fun to make.

photo

I made my jellyfish by knitting a doily pattern, then starching it with commercial fabric stiffener over the biggest bowl I had. The tentacles are crocheted by chaining, then working single crochet into one side of the chain - they curl naturally. This is approximately the most artistic thing I've done in years and it makes me laugh!