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Topic: clapotis, clapotis... how i hate you so.  (Read 4063 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2007 06:43:53 AM »

I'm currently on my 2nd clapotis.  Stupid me decided to make a set for her bridesmaids.  But anyways.  A friend of mine is also making a clapotis and she's been having problems with it as well.  What she ended up doing was writing out ever line of the the pattern in a notebook and highlighting each row as she completes it.  Knitting the clapotis can get a bit monotonous at times.  I can only knit on it if I'm watching TV or else I'll fall asleep while knitting it.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2007 06:48:57 AM »


I printed it out and use pencil ticks. The first time through I make -- marks.
The second time I cross the mark +.
On the 12 repete section, just for the fun of progress gratification, I do the first half with straight +++, then go to slanty lines \ to X; that way I know without counting at all that when I see "+++XXX" I get to decrease!!

                                                            I've gotta be nuts.....
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2007 07:18:59 AM »

I drew up a spreadsheet and printed it out. like for Section 3 I had a table that had rows 1-12, and 13 empty columns to tick when i finished each row of each repeat.  Smiley that's how I kept track.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2007 12:44:15 PM »

^^^ I do that for sweaters. Sometimes you need to break it down in a visual way Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2007 02:51:58 PM »

I used the speadsheets from the yahoo group. Soooo handy!

That cotton clap is great. I'd like to have a cotton one since it'd be the most weather appropriate around here.
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2007 03:30:35 PM »

I got so bored making mine that I put it away without making note of where I left off . . . which was not smart. Finally, I gave myself a deadline (a friend's birthday) to finish the damn thing off and gave it to her as a gift. That being said, I am picking out the yarn for my second one. Sometimes the mindlessness is nice - provided I write down where I leave off.
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2007 09:11:57 PM »

I just use one of those post-it tabs and draw an arrow on it to point at the row that I'm on.  When the tab is no longer sticky, I make another one.  Easy peasy. 
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2007 10:34:30 PM »

For rows I just kept knitting in the established pattern, and if I needed to work out where I was, I just compared how many stitches until the next marker (or purl) with a printed out pattern sheet. I found it handy to remember that when I only needed work one until I got to the marker, it was time to drop it.

There were times when the straight sections got really tiring, and I found it helped to just put it down when I was sick of it and do something else, then come back when I was ready. Doing that cut down on frustration.

good luck on it
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2007 08:20:32 AM »

I think the spreadsheets on the Yahoo group is the only way to do it! I didn't know about it with my first Clappy, and when I found it for the second one, I was in heaven! It makes it so much more managable!
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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2007 09:51:54 PM »

i also hated the stitch markers, but someone here told me to use those teeny tiny ouchless hair elastics instead and i did, they're amazing! it's all i use now!

good luck with it!

I discovered the elastic hair bands as stitch markers over the weekend and LOVE them!!!  I thought I had come up with a new and fabulous idea, but I guess someone beat me to it. 

The only downside is that everytime I think of the term "hair band" I can't stop thinking about Ratt.....and Motley Crue....and Warrant...Gotta go listen to some 80's music, stat!!
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