Saturday, November 05, 2005

Clapotis - Done. But what the heck am I going to do with it?

In all its glory. It's big. But then I did use a heavier weight yarn than called for.

It's lovely, too.

But a question... where and when does one wear such a shawl?

Ok, I understand the application of the light wrap over a summer dress to protect you from a breeze.

And I developed a new appreciation of the pashmina (albeit acrylic) while travelling around the UK in June. But a pashmina is fine and light, and can be worn as a scarf, or can form an impromptu lining for a raincoat, and can even be used to dry one's hands in a pinch.

But this thing is thick and fairly heavy. It's too long and dangly to wear as part of an outfit. It's too chunky for a scarf. And I wouldn't dare wipe my hands on it.

I have, however, really been enjoying wearing it over my pyjamas as I sit on the couch and watch the Daily Show. So maybe I've just upgraded my blankie. Flannel be damned... my blankie is silk and mohair.

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

So did you ever find yourself wearing the Clapotis shawls/scarves? I know you did knit a second one.

I was given one - already knitted! - as a Christmas present this year. Much to my surprise, I've worn it almost constantly since then. Over my winter cost (which it goes with, fortunately, colour-wise) I put it over my shoulders if it's warm out, wrap it tight around my neck if it's cold, or put it right over my head if it's windy enough my hat wants to escape. Indoors it's great because we keep the thermostat fairly low, and it's easier to take off and on than a sweater, when I get warm from cooking or whatever.

I like the way the dropped stitches give it either the flexibility to spread it out like a shawl, or bunch it up like a scarf.

My husband's Nana was so impressed with it when we visited over the holidays that I think I'll have to knit one for her!