Sunday, February 3, 2008

Look! In the sky! It's a ...FO!!

After recent frustrations, I spent the weekend getting my crochet back to basics and it's been a good change of pace. And rather than stressing over what I haven't finished lately, I'm going to show off what I have finished.

This is Laurie Rossbach's Cold Shoulders Capelet, from Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I'm generally not big into capelets, but I was really taken with this pattern, and I'm really, really pleased with how this one turned out. I was afraid the Suri Dream from KnitPicks might be too heavy to be a good substitute, but I think it worked out just beautifully. The alpaca is light but very warm. The pattern is clearly written and very easy to follow; I think it would make a good first garment project. I plan to keep this at work for days when the air conditioning is just too chilly.

I have a bit of a sentimental attachment to this project because it was the first thing I brought to knitting group that got passed around the table and cooed at. Though I dare you to pick up some Suri Dream and not coo. It's so soft.

Thanks to the co-worker who volunteered to model (the shirt I was wearing would have clashed horribly).


Gotta Knit! said...

Congrats on the FO

Diane said...

That turned out really nice, love the color! And what a great idea to keep it at work for when the AC is just too chilly.

Kim said...

Yay, finished object! It looks great! Congratulations!

Eve said...

It's really lovely, and the color is wonderful.

Jana said...

ooh!! shiny!!!