Started: December 24, 2012
Finished: August 11, 2013
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I started this caplet last year but sadly it has sat at the bottom of my knitting basket for months. A couple months ago I did a teaser blog post saying how I was knitting (publicly while riding the bus even). But after that snapshot I am embarrassed to say the item went into the basket never to be seen again. Until a couple evenings ago and I decided it was time to bust this knit out.
This yarn has been sitting in my stash for YEARS! I found it a number of years ago at a local yarn shop and fell in love with the color. Even wound up in a ball I could tell the color way would produce beautiful striping. I wanted more of it but it was discontinued. Then, years later, I found a huge lot of the yarn (with a different Italian company label) at a local craft store that was going out of business. Crazy me decided to buy all of it so I became the proud owner of over 30 balls of this random yarn. I should also mention that the yarn itself is odd, it is comprised of little chain-links which causes it to be really easy to split while knitting. It's a cotton-acrylic blend so we'll see how it wears over time.
For a good 6 years now this yarn has sat around with no pattern designated to it. Last December I decided it was time to do something with the yarn. Or it might have been a little voice called a nagging husband urging me to knit from my stash. After some searching I found this cute pattern. The pattern itself was okay - I got a little confused at some point but I don't think it was the pattern or the designer but rather user (i.e., knitter) error. I didn't really follow the pattern (huge shock). I would mention deviations from the pattern here... but honestly I started the project so long ago that I cannot find any of the notes. So we'll just go with the fact that the pattern worked and the finished caplet is cute and fits well. I think this will work as an extra layer of warmth this winter - it will fit well over my clothes and under my coat.
Now we'll see if I can CO another project while I have my knitting mojo rearin'
-- Oh I should also mention that I have a new Twitter handle for all knitting things (don't worry I still use DrChopSuey for all my library, EHR, data and normal geeky goodness). The new handle dedicated to knitting is: DrChopSueyKnits