Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wonderful or Whack-a-doodle (or Wonderfully Whack-a-doodle)?

So here's my latest knitting project and attempt at using up some of my leftover yarn:  The Cadeau Cowl by Wei S. Leong (free pattern).  I've called it a cowl, but I'm not really sure what it is.  A ruff?  Small capelet, maybe?  Whatever it is, I'm not sure it's really me.

Honestly, I think it's a beautiful pattern.  The way the cables intertwine is really interesting and makes this item very unique.  I could see possibly wearing this cowl/capelet over a strapless dress for a special occasion if you were uncomfortable showing so much skin or wanted to keep your shoulders warm.  With the right outfit, I think it could look really sweet.

But for me - I'm not sure.  One, I made the larger size and I think it may be too big for my shoulders.  And two, this color, though pretty, might be a little too bright for me and this item.  Maybe if I knit it again in a neutral, like a gray color?  Then maybe it wouldn't look so out of place?  Still not sure.

I'll think about it over the Christmas holidays.  Wishing you a exciting holiday, too!


  1. This piece is lovely. I was thinking the same thing about a dress! I don't know if I could pull this look off either, so I know what you mean. I might wear it as more of a cowl under a leather jacket-- it's hard to say. I think it would also look pretty in an off-white color. P.S. I love your denim shirt :)

  2. Thanks, Heather! I'm still undecided, but in no rush to make a decision :)

    P.S. - Thanks, my denim shirt was a Xmas gift to myself - I got it at Target and love it!!