Sunday, February 7, 2010

finished: fuzzy capelet

Finally I finished the fuzzy capelet I started back here. It took a long time because after my knitting lesson I started to hold the yarn differently and my stitches became very tight and I couldn't seem to get them to loosen up again! It's agony, as far as I'm concerned, trying to pull tight stitches along the needles when they simply will not budge, so this took a lot longer than it should have. Nonetheless, I was very excited to finish this little knitted piece over the weekend and I'm feeling very spurred along to do more knitting.
The specifics about this garment: it's the Fuzzy Capelet from Speed Knitting by Kris Percival. Instead of using two strands of "fun fur" type yarn as called for, I used chunky alpaca, which I love. I knit extra rows because I don't think it was as thick as the two strands of fun-fur would have been. The button is a thrifted button from my stash.
In truth, I may not get a lot of use out of this garment. When I started it it was before my lessons and I used a very primitive kind of "single" cast on and I was knitting in a very loose way, so the neckline is already super stretched out. But it's a fun thing to wear over a nightgown or around the house or just have as a very soft knitted piece. Mostly, I've gained experience and am excited to go onto the next thing.

16 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

it's really pretty...I love it...and may try crocheting something like this...
Have a great week!
Char

Michaela said...

It looks very pretty, super simple and very interesting. I would wear it.
I cannot make myself to finish anything knitted, so you have my admiration.
Also, I have just exchange an email with Hanna (Craftykin) and told her about the success with yogurt this time. She mentioned you might be trying it again, so here is what I did. The only thing I did differently was that I let it set almost all day. I had it on the closed heat vent covered with blanket. It was warm for most of the day, but when I started baking bread, the heating in our house stopped, so when I was done with baking, I checked on yogurt and it was still runny (after almost 7 hours). I moved it and let it sit on the stove while the oven cooled down and within an hour it was much thicker. I will snap a picture of it tomorrow morning.

Mary Beth said...

Thank you for that, Michaela. I'll have to try it one more time . . .

pixelhazard said...

Oh it's so sweet looking though!

Lilly said...

Bravissima, many compliments Mary Beth !! =^_^=

Kristi said...

Your hair looks so cute in braids!

Meg said...

It turned out great--and congrats on your first knitted wearable! When I first started knitting, I held the yarn so, so tight. It was almost painful to slide the stitches along the needle. I have since learned to loosen up, and it's so much easier on my hands.

Julia said...

Oh it's beautiful. I love the color, so universal.

Rachel said...

Well done! I have literally only just learned how to do a long tail cast-on and am amazed at the difference it makes to the edge of a project!
Rachel x

melissa s. said...

so cute! I love the button!

Andrea said...

Looks cozy...would be perfect for my freezing office!

Joy said...

The yarn looks so soft and the button is adorable! I'll have to look up the pattern because it seems like a really cute simple piece. Onward and upward, I can't wait to see what you knit next. :)

Kelly and Kelly said...

It's really very pretty - great job!!

cakesniffer said...

Wow! This is amazing. You look fantastic! I really must learn to knit something other than a scarf one of these days. It must feel so good to wear something you've made.

Karen said...

you watch, knitting is addictive!! try out the "calorimetry" pattern on knitty ... it's super easy for a beginner, and very pretty!

Mary Beth said...

Thank you, Karen. It's really cute!