Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Location shoot

A few weeks ago, something came over me. I'm not quite sure what, but I bet you've felt it too. That unexplainable blah feeling towards all the lovely projects you have on the needles. It was accompanied by the feeling that I MUST start something new - something that I could finish QUICKLY - something that would use up some of my huge stockpile stash yarn - something I could wear that weekend. I had just the project waiting in my Ravelry queue and just the yarn in my stash. So I cast on, knit it up, and have been wearing it everywhere. The only thing I didn't remember to do was to have Pea get a picture of me modeling it for the blog. I've rectified that from an undisclosed location. (More about this at the end of the post!)


Anthropologie-inspired Capelet
Cast on: 31 July 2007
Completed: 2 August 2007
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Tape, White
Needles: US11 (8mm) Knit Picks Circular

I made a few minor modifications to this pattern. I cast on 45 stitches, and worked it so the right side would be the stockinette side instead of reverse stockinette. I also gave some more length to the body, and knit the sleeves in the round. Which meant no seaming at all. (Cool!!)

And now, on to the location of the shoot. Pea and I were out of town for a long-weekend get-away. Can you guess where we were? Leave me your guess in the comments and you'll earn a chance at a little prize. If your guess is correct, you'll earn two chances! I'm not sure exactly what the prize will be, but it will involve sock yarn. I'll draw the winner sometime after I unpack, tackle the mountain of laundry, get some groceries, answer all my e-mails and catch up on my blog reading. That should give you plenty of time to get your guess in - and I'll announce the winner in my next post.

29 comments:

Noeysmommy said...

Very cute! I've made that pattern for Noey. I know nothing about the East Coast, but I'm going to guess Cape Cod???

Sonya said...

Cute capelet! I love your skirt too. Did you make it? I'm guessing your are somewhere near the Atlantic Ocean. ;o)

Sarah said...

Karen!

So cute.

Sourire11 said...

Very pretty capelet! Projects like that are so fun - where you're using/wearing it before you even have a chance to think about it...

anyways I have no idea where you went... the ocean somewhere? (lamest guess ever.)

~Kristie said...

So cute! I love the photos of you at the Cape.

By the way .. why are you on a diet? You look great!

Kelly said...

Very cute! Pretty pictures.

Gina said...

You were having fun in coastal Maine.

Kate said...

OMG, how cute is that capelet??? That is ridiculous, woman! So cute.

Ack. I have uncovered my inner Valley Girl. Kill me now.

Anyways, my guess would be somewhere in the Mystic vicinity.

Theresa said...

That lighthouse looks familiar, but I'm blanking (ish). Is that the Martha's Vineyard lighthouse?

Allena said...

thats wonderful! i need to get in a fast project like that!
i haven't a clue where you're at but it's beautiful!

sharon said...

Cape Breton?
really cute - sounds like something to cure me of sock frogging doldrums.
Sharon

Cathy said...

What a great caplet and what a beautiful picture of you modeling :)

My guess is Mystic.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Really cute capelet, glad you wore it to BLOCK ISLAND!!!

KnittingKat said...

very, very cute! Love the scenery too :)

holly said...

Your capelet looks great in that beautiful shot of Highland Lighthouse in Truro (I'm pretty sure--I've visited that one!) oh, I love The Cape, especially Wellfleet, haven't been there in awhile though!

Nora said...

Beautiful - and the location is stunning.

Dipsy said...

Wow! Absolutely wow! Your capelet looks fantastic, and so do you wearing it! It suits you so perfectly fine - and I have to say, it also suits the location where you did the photo shoot! Awwww, I want to be there too right now! But - where in all the world could this have been? I got myself a map of your state right now and closed my eyes and put my finger on a location at the ocean - and it says... Montauk. Hmmm ;)

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hmmm....I am from that neck of the woods too...darned if I know! Hahahah.
I am going to go with Maine. Why? Because I want to. Hey...I must be back to work with the middle school students since I have a little oppositional defiance going on in my post. LOL!!! Speaking of teaching...I do have news there and will have to email you.
Love the little capelet. It is too cute! Wonderful!

Jenn said...

I was going to guess Cape Cod as well. It looks pretty!

Bonnie said...

Truro Lighthouse on Cape Cod.

Kathy said...

It is a longshot......Im going to say Door County the Lake Michigan side.

Lovely capelet . It looks wonderful on you. I'll add it to the few things knitted in white that look terrific.

:)

Wannabe said...

Well okay. I'm guessing the Cape...but what the heck do I know...all lighthouses look the same to me. That capelet is ADORABLE!

Zarzuela said...

Love the capelet! I'm gonna say you were on the New England coast somewhere. Specific, aren't I? ;)

Jessica

Alisha said...

Love the capelet. I have saved the pattern and may just have to start that. The beret can wait!!

I only wish I could be where you were in that shot!!

Remember I am a Canadian girl but for some reason when I looked at those pictures I am thinking the Hamptons LOL I am probably way off and read too many books and have the view all wrong in my head when an author refers to the Hamptons.

Hope you enjoyed where ever it was!!!

jessica said...

Love the caplet! I need to make one for myself... one of these days! It looks great on you!

I have no idea... Martha's Vineyard?! Hope I'm not too late ;O)

Jennifer said...

I have no idea, but it's a super cute capelet!

Karen said...

Were you at Cape May again?
The capelet is wonderful. I am not at a point where I can just go and modify things like that. I'm sure I'll get there some day. Great job!

MissyJoon said...

I WON'T PLAY, BECAUSE I KNOW WHERE YOU WERE---DID YOU SEW THAT CUTE SKIRT??!!?!!?!!?!


I DID TELL YOU I LOVE THE SWEATER DIDN'T I?!!?!?

Mandy said...

That is one of my favorite versions of that capelet yet. What a cute one!!!

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