Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty
Yarn: Hill Country Yarns Merino Silk in Indian Summer (3 full skeins and just the tiniest bit of a 4th)
Needles: Size 8 KnitPicks 32" circulars
While I originally bought this yarn to make the Clap for myself, since I was so kindly gifted one from Knit Mongrel, this one is going to be gifted (a Christmas gift for my mom). And since I have so much of the yarn left over (practically an entire skein), I'm also going to make the Clapotis hat.
I really enjoyed knitting this. It took me a while, since I was knitting many other things in the meantime (namely, the now defunct mystery stole 3), but when I was knitting, it went by pretty quickly. And the yarn is truly a joy to work with. My mom really like the Clap that Knit Mongrel made for me, so I think she'll be happy with this. I'm not entirely sure what she'll think of the colors, but I think if I give her the hat to go with it, she might be more inclined to wear it. And the colors are rather like sari colors, so I think she'll like that, too.
Oh, and by the way, I went to Stitches Midwest on Saturday (with Knit Mongrel and Knitdds) - holy schmoley, the yarn! And I am amazed to say that I walked away with none of it (as did Knit Mongrel - Knitdds was not so restrained, but she got some beauties that were definitely worth it). The really fascinating thing is that there was also a comic book convention or some such at the Rosemont Center, and as we were driving in, we saw a Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Crazy. Although certainly crazier would have been Darth Maul knitting himself a light saber cozy. Now that would've been a sight to behold!