I am a serial knitter. At least I became one in the last month. I committed to starting AND finishing three pieces to accompany an old (but still unworn) orange, brown and cream tweed cape. Two you already know about: Malabrigo Arm Thingies (Ravelry) and Malabrigo Neck Thingie (Ravelry). The newbie is Natalie Larson’s wonderfully slouchy cabled beret, Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret. The only change I made to this easy, cabled hat was to double the rows of k1, p1 ribbing.
Like they say on the infomercials, “That’s not all!” I’ve even resurrected a project started almost two years ago. Despite good intentions (and a cheat), I’ve never even come close to finishing the beautiful knitted lace Honeybunch (Ravelry). I picked it up last week and have made it to the 75% mark. Christmas? I really, really hope so. Must. Stay. Focused.
The only thing standing in the way (at least in my sometimes unrealistic head) is a baby gift. It’s getting down to the wire for the baby’s birthday and I need something quick, thick and chunky. I’ve thrown out the idea of finishing the beautiful vintage baby dress – for now, at least. I’m trending toward a jumper in some long-discontinued Rowan bulky yarn. I knit it before so it should be a slam dunk.
I know I promised to get a shot of me wearing the cape and the knits all together. Monday’s chilly weather and a trip to the courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue offered the perfect opportunity.