18 August 2007

I have decided! (edited from please help me decide)

I have a new love.....
She is deep burgundy, with some black-ish overtones, she is soft and companionable as a bunny, and best of all -
SHE'S ALREADY IN MY STASH! My Clapotis shall be Knitpicks Andean Treasure in the embers colorway.

(Am I allowed to swatch before the Knitalong begins? Please?)

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What do you think about ArtYarns Supermerino Color 105 for the Second Wave Clapotis? (Maybe next time...)

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think you don't want anything stripey because that will fight with the pattern. Anything speckled or heathery or handpainted that doesn't stripe will look really good.

Dorothy said...

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Bells said...

i say do it!

Rose Red said...

I think that will make a beautiful clapotis.

Jennifer said...

I think it will make a beautiful Clapotis!

chittavrtti said...

What do you think of the color? Clapotis is not really a lace pattern where the design must be seen and any fancy colored yarn would conflict. I thought of the clapotis pattern more as a fun trick to do while knitting. A sort of whee! process knit. ***CV

pixie girl said...

The color is yummy:).

Paula said...

I like the color but what do you think of the color? Are you in love with it?

I didn't even make one during the first wave. I may have to look into to this second wave a bit more.

KnitNana said...

Absolutely lovely colors and I don't have a problem with stripes - the variegated yarn I used in my clap is gorgeous, doesn't take anything away from it (JMHO)! In fact, I wanted something varied as clap is a triffle plain by itself (this from a laceknitter, of course) And photos are up on my blog!

I don't know your particular yarn - so can't advise on how floaty it will be (I loved my Fleece Artist Sea Wool as it's soft soft soft and just flips in the breeze - think that's what clapotis means, right? Waves?)
(((hugs)))

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Bella!

Bridget said...

Melanie, I will "allow" you to swatch before the official start date, as long as you post a picture of your yarn ... :-)

(You realize I would have no idea if you were swatching or not, right? I'm too busy trying to decide on yarn for mine!)

KSD said...

See, I misread "Second Wave" as meaning this was your second shawl. Sorry. Distracted.

Anna said...

I checked out your yarn in the KnitPicks catalog that came last week! It looks lovely.

I'm really torn about whether or not to join up on this one - I'm already planning a sorta large project to start in Oct. (AGG-KAL) and I'm not sure I want more then one big thing on the needles.

But I haven't knit the Clapotis yet.....

*ARGHDESCISCIONANGUISHARGH*

Carrie K said...

No. Swatching is not cheating. In stash yarn? Is that allowed? who knew?

Paula said...

ooooh Knitpicks Andean Treasure!
I just love that yarn it is so squishy soft; perfect for hugging!
The color sounds luscious!