Saturday, March 24, 2012

Big Girl, Big Yarn, Big Capelet or in the Pink

Last Fall at the suggestion of one of my knit mentors, Little Nell, I headed to the annual Weavers' Guild show.  I was not sure what to expect, but when I got there I was a little overwhelm by the amount of cool stuff they had for purchase.  I did some Christmas shopping and bought two hanks of hand spun and dyed wool. Both were big yarn, but I just could not resist the colors and the prices. 

As is usually the case with me, I buy the yarn and then I am in a quandary as to what I will knit with the yarn.  I try to be more focused with my hobby (I prefer avocation, but call it what you will) purchases, but a lone skein of green yarn in sale bin will get me every single time.  With that said, early on I saw a capelet formed from the pink pencil rovingish yarn.  I looked for a pattern I thought I would like and found the Cascade Magnum Capelet pattern.  I loved the look and from the photo, it appeared to be an easy pattern. 

Easy pattern or not I let my mouse do the surfing through Ravelry (an amazing online fiber community) and after reading several notes of people who had actually made the capelet, I eschewed buying the pattern and as always fearlessly knit on.  The pattern took about 4 good nights of knitting and figuring out how to do Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Cast-off (, but my capelet was done.  The pink yarn though lovely, needed something else, or maybe it is me, I always need that little something extra.  I had a green ribbon laying around so the two items were introduced and I had a lovely new garment.

A lovely new garment, that is about 20 degrees too warm for the current climate in St Louis.  I am tickled pink to see it done, but a bit blue that it will probably be Fall before I actually get the opportunity to show it off.  So you my dear readers get to see the debut of my latest knitted creation, I think it is lovely, and I am sure you will too.  Now to wait for cooler weather.