I started this little cardigan capelet on Thursday night and promptly finished it this morning. Here it 'tis in all of it's "being blocked" glory:
My daughter expressed her dislike of the colors I chose for this Autumnal-inspired beauty. Whateva! She's twelve and much more sedate when it comes to the color wheel than her momma as evidenced by this lovely sage green neck cozy she was crocheting at the same time I was knitting like a mad woman.
Looking at this photo I must say that her tension is really even. My offspring just began her crochet odyssey and has taken to it like a fish to water or maybe she's just a chip off the ole block. Shortly we may even have dueling cyclopsian creatures!
At any rate we were both working patterns from books. My capelet was from this one:
This is the second capelet I've made from this book. The first came together without a hitch. The directions for the one above had two typos in two separate decrease row repeats. Can I tell you that my words were a bit more colorful than the capelet as I frogged said decrease rows and worked through the mistakes so that the rows worked with the pattern and shape??? Seriously, patterns that are wrong really, really irritate me. Anyway, I prevailed over the mistakes. Yay! And I also stash-busted some of my Cascade 220 gluttony. I am definitely going to make more of these in different colorways. Lots more Cascade 220 in myriad colors in the closet...
My daughter was working from this book:
She loves it. I highly recommend it for the new crocheter whether child or adult. The directions are very clear. There are wonderful pictorial tutes. And there are plenty of projects that would be suitable for any age to enjoy.
All in all I think we're off to a good year here at Chez Linoleum. Happy '06 everyone!