Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Have you got a better idea now?

Ok, you didn't get it, my Mirasol yarn is going to become a narrower version of the ever-popular Clapotis!
Who says I succumb to the power of subliminal advertising?
Did you know that on Ravelry there are *2007 finished Clapotis, 53 frogged, 102 hibernating, 509 in progress, and 1832 in queues waiting to be started? Phenomenal. And that's just on Ravelry!
*All prices correct at time of going to press.
I picked up a great tip actually- instead of using tons of stitch markers I am using a purl stitch, I am only using a marker for the start and end of each row until the pattern gets established.
I also got hold of a great tick-sheet. Do this, do that, now do this, repeat. It's certainly made things a lot easier because I never found that a very accessible pattern, always found it awkward the way the photos cut across the text etc. Much like my blog really, although I always spend time trying things out and previewing. The published version never looks anything like the preview.
Enough moaning, off to do a few rows then getting together with family. Yay!


Wee Minty said...

The Mirasol is even lovlier in person!

Thanks for the loan - will be returned quicker than the book! I promise!!!

Flavaknits said...

Looks smashing already - what great tips! Sounds like theres a lot of interesting info to be got from Ravelry.

Sandra said...

Clapotis is really evergreen! And purl stitch instead of marker - great, simple solution!