I’m getting closer and closer to crocheting actual, whole garments. Before you know it, you’ll see me making a sweater. It’s not that I can’t make them if I tried, it’s just that:
- They take a long time to make, and I doubt my own patience sometimes.
- Crocheting smaller pieces allows me to be creative inside of a smaller space, and I often like the freedom that comes with confinement (does that make sense?).
- I don’t know if I really want to make a sweater at this point. I still have to remove the festering stigma of the creepy cat lady crocheting an unwanted sweater for her distant niece. I don’t want to be the male counterpart to that lady.
So for now, I make what I make, and that’s fine with me. In spite of not making the coveted sweaters, I have improved my skills and refined my design aesthetic with the things I do like to create.
I’ve wanted to make a shawl/capelet (what’s the difference?) for some time, so decided to buckle down and make one for the (prayerfully) soon-to-come warmer weather. I love wearing flowy and drapy accessories, and this definitely has that appeal, with a bit of scrunchy/melting-fiber chic thrown in for good measure. I love the free-form detail, and am interested in seeing what other variations I can make of it.
The material is %100 mercerized cotton, and I used the biggest hook I had (size 15, I think) so it’s definitely breathable and light enough for sunny days.
This capelet is now available in my brand-new Etsy shop! You need this in your wardrobe :)