Knitting by Judy @ 3:12 PM
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I’ve finished Clapotis! This picture shows it draped across my honeysuckle. (Good grief, it is hot out there today!)

Knit on US #7 Addi Natura needles of Blue Heron Yarns’ Rayon/Metallic in the “Parrot” colorway.

I finished it last night. It would have been finished Friday, but… well… The yarn comes in a 550-yard skein. Clapotis requires 600 yards. I thought that skipping one of the straight-section repeats would do the trick. It didn’t. I ran out of yarn when I still had 4 decrease repeats left to go. I ended up having to frog back past the last repeat to start the decreasing. The cost of the yarn is what kept me from just buying another skein.

6 inches of leftover yarn

Leaving the 12th repeat out of the straight section gained almost enough yarn. Almost. When I was down to the last couple of decrease repeats I realized that there still wasn’t quite enough. To compensate I threw in a few extra decreases and finished the corner with fewer rows. It doesn’t show at all, as the fabric drapes so nicely and without blocking it tends to curl a little on the edges anyway. (A good reason not to bother to block it.)

This picture shows the tail I had left after weaving in the end. This was it. Six whole inches of yarn.

Not quite enough to start another project. 😆

I am working away at E’s socks. I am almost finished with the gusset increases and hope to turn the heels today or tomorrow. Then it’s just lace all the way up to the top.

Yesterday at Molehill Farm in Lake Oswego I found some really cool sock blockers made by Fiber Trends. Usually I don’t bother to block socks, but I’d like to see E’s lace socks blocked so the lace pattern is more apparent.

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