Yes, it’s true! I stayed up last night and finished the hat! But first, the Clapotis report!
Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty
Yarn: 2 full skeins of Handmaiden’s Lady Godiva
Mods: Took out one repeat of increase rows (and thus the matching decrease rows).
Comments: I’ve heard on many podcasts people complaining about the dullness of this knit. I enjoyed it. It may have been because I didn’t have hours to sit down and just knit, I knit more in little bursts. The most annoying part for me was the fact that the yarn didn’t want to drop down, so I had to poke each and every stitch to unravel it.
I had worn it a few times before blocking, I was a bit hesitant because I liked the scrunched look of it right off the needles. I did block it in the end, by soaking it with some Eucalan, then laid it out on a towel (without pinning). It so so even and silky and omg so much better now! Love.
Pattern: Odessa from MagKnits
Yarn: Lana Gatto Feeling (& Blue Moon beads from Michaels)
Mods: Yarn has different gauge? maybe?
Comments: I like it, I need to block the life out of it. Right now it feels like it will just pop off. I don’t know if I’d want more rows in it, as it does come down to my eyebrows.
I finished two projects this month! Go me!
Endpapers, all blocked. Now, I’ve been wearing these since I made them, almost every day. I think I may block them regularly. All the stitches are even again, no more stretched out bits, it’s great. I am now a fan of blocking! yay!