Okay, that I admit that the title seems a little over dramatic, but it's what I came up with. So, I went with it. Clapotis is such a simple pattern and the result is such a versatile piece, how could I resist giving it a try. I think mine will end more of a large scarf than a shawl.
The yarn I'm using is Lady Godiva by Hand Maiden. It is a beautiful hand painted color called Paris. The yarn is 50% wool 50% silk. Each skein is 100 grams and about 281 yards.
I love the silky feel this yarn has during knitting. I think it will work well for this project. It seems like it will drape very well. The colors are great too. There are shades of browns and green/blue turquoise, pinks, and a hint of purple.
I wish it was going a little faster - but maybe i can get a lot done over the weekend. I'm trying to make sure I knit at least one repeat a night. I want to thank Jackie for giving me a the idea to purl the stitches that are going to be dropped instead of knitting. Then the stitch can be easily seen against the stockinette without a marker. That is a great idea!
Bezzie asked about my recent use of white backgrounds and I will share my secret. White poster board. I got three sheets for a dollar at the local Dollar Tree. I prop one up against a box and lay one flat. I've made kind of stage for my yarn. I also have a cardboard box that I covered with white paper that I can set on the stage to act as a pedestal. The white background seems to help the camera focus in on the subject. The white background and lights has also helped me get better color representation too.
I'm thinking I might actually set up a cheap light box; but so far, this other set-up is working. My husband and I have also been trying to think of fun photo shoots to try. If we end up with anything good; I'll post some photos.