Monday, October 13, 2008

finished capelet

close up of capelet

I'm really please with this capelet in a few ways. First, it was a fun pattern to knit. I all but copied the shop sample at Yarnbirds in Raleigh, so choosing yarn was easy, and the knitting was fun and easy, too.

Second, it went quickly! It beat the cold weather, which hasn't quite arrived yet.

Third, it looks quite nice on my new dress form. Ive thought about getting one a few times over the last year, and I'm glad I did it. This is the first project to benefit from its use. It's been a treat to "try on" the capelet by placing it on the form, and I was able to sew on the buttons while it was hanging there, making that job much easier. Also a treat? Photographing! Not a treat? Measuring myself and adjusting the dress form to my own size. A sobering job, that was. Yech.

modular capelet

modular capelet

modular capelet

One of these days I'd like to make another one using bunches of yarns from my stash. I would have done that this time, but the allure of the shop sample was too great. I had to have one like it!


Glenn said...

Great colors in this cape! It looks especially good against your purple skin.

Lisa Randolph said...

Yeah, I was trying to decide the other day which would be creepier: a flesh tone dress form or this purple! At least the purple will coordinate nicely with just about everything I make. Either way, the thing scares the hell out of me when I walk into the room where it lives.

Anonymous said...

Looove it ! :D

Inger said...

Hi, I have been trying to buy the recipe but it’s “out of stock” ??
Do you have it and would you send it to me on email?
I live in Denmark, and it is not possible to get it here
Best regards