Well, we are progressing quite well on the Clapotis! I guess I should show you the pics in order so here we go....
For starters, unfortunately Cherry Red had to go on vacation (a little too stiff for my liking; dont worry, she'll be put to good use), so welcome Strawberry Cool-Whip (the color reminds me of the totally yummy treat - if you haven't tried it yet, go to the store now and get some!) in Caron's Simply Soft (color:soft pink) - which happens to be my current favorite acrylic yarn
The pink string you see halfway through is my "lifeline" - big thank you to whoever reminded me of this; I of course didnt need it once I started using it ;)
And here we are finished with the increase rows and ready to try some straight rows and *gasp* dropping stitches!
I decided to do this to pattern and not add any rows after all, as I was pondering along the way I decided I may want to use the scarf option here in Chicago - and 21" gives plenty of coverage for my shoulders anyway.
Now we have our first look at the counterintuitive dropped stitches, I waited for the 2nd repeat to show you since the 1st one is so little.
This is certainly an enjoyable pattern, I'm considering making a few more as gifts this year...we'll see the consensus after the finished project.
I hope you are enjoying watching my Clapotis grow as much as I am --if you are tired of the Clapotis hullabaloo I apologize, and the Clapotis forgives you, it really is a nice project!
Miss Gracie has two toothers now, so she's keeping me on my toes to avoid the now sharp teething bite; in retrospect, I was warned to not let her start chewing on me, but would I listen? She hasnt gotten me that bad yet, I can tell when she's going to try it most of the time and redirect her mouth to a more appropriate teething option. She's already pulling herself to a standing position, as well as made her first attempt at the stairs the other day....warm weather needs to arrive so she can have more room to meander (outside of course; there is no more room to be found in the apartment, I've done the best I can).
Well, back to dropping stitches and chasing my rugrat.
Enjoy your knitting!