Sunday, January 30, 2011


I finished my cape hood last night. I love the way it looks. I am so thrilled to be a part of this journey. I have already improved my skills. I see a difference from the beginning of my facing compared to the end of it. I am such a perfectionist that I am so tempted to frog it and re-knit it but I know the cape would never get finished if I did so I am going to continue on. I am sure the difference is mainly visible to me.  I seen an email with part 3 of the hood. I haven't opened it yet because I have 9 rows left on a scarf that is a present for someone at work. If I open the cape email I will never do it.
I am posting pictures of the hood thus far. The color is off but no matter where I took the pictures it looks grayish. And of course it really needs blocking but that will come.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

On to the next step

Well I finally finished the facing. I was trying to decide on the hood. I thought that with all the cables that the hood with the boxes may be a bit too much. Then I remembered the story we were told about the boxes and decided that I wanted that memory of family love included in my cape.
I did take a break from the cape yesterday though. I am working on a scarf for someone at work. I guess I get easily distracted though as I dumped that after about 30 rows and went back to the cape. I need to take some pictures during the day but you will at least get an idea of how it looks.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Celtic Cape

Well this is a first for me. I have never attempted to blog before.
I have begun a year long journey of knitting a Celtic Cape. Wow I have never done anything this massive before. My largest project was a zip up hoodie knit in stockinette stitch out of Red Heart. Boring!
This is going to be so much fun, if I can keep up that is. I really only have time to knit on the weekend. I have a more than full time job that greatly interferes with my knitting.
I guess what I should write about is how I came to be knitting this work of art. I heard about it on one of my Yahoo groups. I went over to Ravelry to check it out. Turns out this is a work of art. The cape was designed by Meagheen Ryan. Each part of the cape tells a story. So not only am I knitting a work of art I feel like I am part of the story. It will be interesting to see how I keep up, both the cape and the blog!