And since I bought the yarn while I was in New York (Claudia’s Hand Painted worsted in Black Walnut), and it’s cold, and since I don’t have 50hundred other WIPs at the moment (oops, clearly that’s a lie, but go with me!) I cast on my Clap on Monday and knit all day until I got to the magic stage of dropping my first stitch (photo taken before this…).
I didn’t do as many set up repeats (4 rather than 7) because I don’t have as much yardage as the pattern requires. And I don’t need a thick scarfy wrap thing (there should be a word for that) here in Sydney. So I’m pretty happy with my Clappy. And have proven to myself that I shouldn’t write off a pattern just because I don’t love it at first sight. There’s still hope that one day I’ll knit Monkeys.