I am officially a Real Knitter. I finished knitting the most popular pattern ever: knitty's Clapotis.
And because I am the millionth Clapotis maker:
1. I am not going to make "clap" jokes.
2. I am not going to tell you how it is pronounced.
I followed the pattern as written with a few minor changes.
First change: yarn. I used Wollmeise 80/20 Fluffy Dani Medium.
Next: Needle size. Because this is fingering weight yarn, I went down in size and used a US 4.
Yes, you would use smaller needles for socks, but I wanted this thing to have a nice drape.
Last: Number of repeats. I added an extra set to the middle section. I could've added more.
What I would do differently: If I did this again, I would weigh the skein before starting, then weigh it after the increase section.
Then I would know how far I could go before I had to start the decreases.
Overall: Very happy with it. Of course. Great pattern + great yarn = great joy.
Now that I've finished two iconic patterns (Monkey) this year, I'm wondering what the next one will be...
That is, after round two of Sock Madness. And after I move. And after I finish this other shawl...
A knitter's work is never done!