let’s go back to fall 2004.
almost 2.5 years ago.
it’s when the infamous clapotis pattern was published.
as of publication of this blog post, there were 2,230 pictures tagged “clapotis” on flickr. and five of them are belong to me.
i flat out refused to make this wrap because i feared the endless stockinette would drive me nuts. twisted stitches, YOs, dropped stitches – none of it would distract me from the fact that this was a stockinette wrap that had hundreds of knit one row, purl one row. don’t get me wrong – i actually love the finished project – it’s well designed! a parallelogram knit on the bias? not to mention i know people who love theirs.
but i started it anyway in patons decor (what? mostly acrylic, slightly woolen?), and am 2/3 of the way through the straight row sections. and i’ve learned a valuable lesson.
although knitting miles of stockinette is deathly dull, it makes for way easier teevee knitting than lace, cables, or colorwork.