It seems almost silly showing this to you, and calling it a Finished Object, when it's been in use for the past two years! Crazy how time goes by so quickly... I've meant to take a picture of it for ages, and the other day, I had spring fever and cut all my hair off, and Katie thought it would be a good time to record both for posterity.
The yarn for this project was a gift from a knitting swap pal in Australia, and I love it dearly. Soft, warm, and beautifully heathered, every time I wear it I think of that continent far away... some day, maybe I'll make it there myself. In the meantime, I feel fortunate to have this little piece of it with me.
Pattern - Clapotis
Yarn - Bendigo Woolen Mills Rustic 8 Ply, Pink Opal, 2 balls
Notes - This pattern has become so famous in the knitting world, there's really not much left for me to say about. A generous knitter on Ravelry offered up a spreadsheet to keep track of everything, which I found very handy. I used the Rule of Fifths" while I knit, weighing the yarn as I worked to make sure I got the best size possible with the yarn I had and using one fifth for the increase section, three fifths for the length, and reserving the last fifth for the decreases.
Dropping the stitches was loads of fun, although it did require a bit of work - this yarn is a tad grabby, and the stitches had to be encouraged to run. I wear this constantly: as a scarf, a wrap, or a shawl. It's useful, and you can see the yarn has held up amazingly well.
Well. I'm glad I put this up here. Now I feel better.