A few weeks ago I asked for your opinion regarding which poncho pattern I should knit to protect me from the November chill. Before I reveal the winner, let’s look at the options once more:
Here’s a hint about the winner. It’s shaped like a bell and it looks like wearing it might feel like a giant wool hug. Doesn’t sound bad, right?
If you guessed I’ll be knitting the Patons Cable Capelet, you’re right! I’m pretty sure it’s going to make me look like an Icelandic elf and I can’t wait!
(For those of you preferred a different pattern, don’t worry, these others aren’t off the table, they’re just going to hibernate for a while. After all, I don’t think a girl can have too many
Once I settled on the pattern, I worked myself into my usual pre-project tizzy of excitement. Ping ponging from Joann’s to Michael’s to Ben Franklin’s in one afternoon, I must have touched over 50 skeins of yarn. I was hoping to keep this project around $25, so unfortunately, I didn’t run straight to my local knitting boutique (beautiful, but damn pricey!) I really wasn’t feeling any of the options at Michael’s or Joann’s and attributed my hesitation to my usual spazzy craft store indecision. Well, true love waits. And my waiting paid off when I walked into Ben Franklin and found the most beautiful pumpkin orange Lion Brand Alpine Wool. My indecision evaporated. I was sold.
Maybe I not as indecisive as I thought. Maybe instead, I’m just picky. Ha. Well, either way, I could not wait to get started on this poncho once I found the yarn.
My needles from the Two Hour Felted Slippers had barely cooled off when I cast on the stitches for the capelet’s cable Sunday. So far, it just looks like a long braid, but I kind of like that about it. I did wear my ridiculously long hair in a french braid every day until 6th grade after all.
So what is everyone else knitting/crocheting? If I’d let myself, I’d have 18 projects going at once. Since I’m trying to quit that habit though, I need to live vicariously through what other people are making. Give me some juicy, wooly details!
UPDATE: Check out the finished caplet here!