When I first saw this pattern, called Winter Rhythm, I thought it didn’t appeal to me. My thought about most capelets is that you have to pull them over your head and I don’t like doing that . . simply because it means taking my glasses off and putting them back on and sometimes I get makeup on things going over my head.
After seeing a completed project on Sheri’s blog, and reading others saying it’s really easy to make, I decided to give it a try. The more I thought about the capelet, the more I thought I might like it, especially in Texas where the winters may be a bit chilly but won’t be terribly cold like we’ve had here. I hate wearing long sleeves because I so often have my hands in dishwater so having a sweater or even a sweatshirt on in the house has me constantly pushing my sleeves up. I was thinking that with a capelet, it’s not like wearing long sleeves and if we’re sitting outside on cool evenings, it would be perfect. It’s not like a shawl I’d have to worry about falling off or keep a pin in it to keep it on.
With my ongoing obsession with Madelinetosh yarns, I chose Tosh Vintage for this project. For hours I went back and forth looking at the 70+ colors on The Loopy Ewe’s website. I even called and asked for help! It’s really hard to judge the exact colors on the computer screen. My first choice was Tart and Tern but everything I make lately seems to be gray or red, or gray and red. Then I wanted something with Ivy since green goes so nicely with my new red hair. It was hard to figure out which darker green went with Ivy so I switched to Denim but two shades of blue seemed so normal so I went with Kale and Jade. I think those colors will be fine together but if not, I’ll just have to order something else! 🙂