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!