Project 2 2014 Update on Hooded Cape


Well I have been working hard on it when I can, the spring show came and went and my cousins cowl turned out superb! I finished the hood, which keeps curling and making it look more like a tube instead, but that will be rectified once I am able to finish it good and proper! I then picked up stitches, and have been increasing it so that it flows out, not sure when to stop yet, but I am getting close to the spot which feels right! I still have another 900 yards of this wool to go, then it will be time to finish it and add the edging and buttons.

Well, sure, why not! Bring on spring!


I have been working on my hooded cape (hood halfway done) and freaking out over how socks I swear are meant to make me hate knitting (don’t let it be so!!!) when my friend announced she was putting on a spring show for crafters and home based businesses.  My first thought was a solid ‘NO I will not buy a table!’, but after gossiping about crafts, beads, yarn, and how much fun the show was last year…. FINE! My answer was a no, as most shows in the spring are a let down, nobody is buying like crazy for the holidays, most people are saving up for the summer holidays, or most people are just plain broke after tax season, or haven’t received their tax break yet! Ugh… but it did get my business tag out there!

Now, to explain how I hate socks.  I cannot for the life of me knit on double pointed knitting needles, because I cause a laddering effect.  You tend to leave gaps where the needles meet, either I am holding it too loose or most likely, too tight.  So my mother in law got me this great sock loom, found out I hate looms.  Too slow, too rigid, I am either fighting with it, loosing all my stitches, or wishing I could knit instead.  So, I resorted to finding a two needle sock pattern, which I am going to try out and wear with pride! After saying that, an old friend I worked with gave me a circular knitting needle, that is made with a wire instead, so it could work to pull off the two sock pattern, so wish me luck!

My hood I am so proud of, but unfortunately I will have to put it on the back burner so I can make slippers, headbands, cowls and such for the spring show… sigh…. at least I plan to have it done for may for a friends wedding!

Going Wild and Free!

I finally finished my scoop pullover and it fits like a dream…. though I mixed up three stitches in the front lol. Oh well, the shirt is for me and I don’t care!

My next project, I have three balls of aran wool that is beautifully color of pinks and heather. My plan is to make a hooded cape, from scratch! I haven’t made a project like this in such a large scale. Usually I make mittens from scratch, or slippers, but nothing like this! I am slightly basing it off of a hood that I have and seen, and the cape from pictures, so wish me luck! I’m going to throw in some lace around the opening of the hood to make it a bit more festive, stayed tuned for pictures!