Saturday, 7 March 2009
Scalloped Capelet finished
This is the Scalloped capelet from Superior Crochet, a booklet by Filatura Di Crosa, featuring designs by Doris Chan and Kristin Omdahl. This capelet is unmistakeably Doris's design. I made it with 5 balls of Sublime Kid Mohair and as it was slightly thicker than the wool specified on the pattern the capelet (or shawl as I am not going to link it together under the arms) has turned out slightly larger. I do crochet slightly slacker than tension and usually use a smaller hook to compensate for this but on this project I used the specified hook which probably accounts for it turning out a bit larger. Now it is blocking it is more of the size of the Blue Curacao. I think my sister in law will love it as it is very light and airy and yet I think will be warm because of the kid mohair.
I am starting next on some knitting for babies. I have a new 8lbs neighbour. A little girl called Megan who I want to make a bit of something for and one of the Noras is a foster mum with a new foster baby so he needs a cardigan or two.
The shed got Freecycled yesterday. A guy came with a Land rover and loaded it in so by this weekend it will be residing in someone else's garden. I think Freecycle is a great idea. The shed was old but had some life left in it. I didn't want it anymore and he did so we are both happy. If you are not a member of Freecycle and want to get rid of any unwanted furniture or household items then I hope that you will join and let someone else make use of your unwanted goods for free.