I had this Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet pattern bookmarked since forever. After sitting around twiddling my thumbs for more than a year hoping the capelet would magically knit itself, I finally found an excuse to knit one for myself, and boy, am I glad I did. Now I'm kicking myself wondering why in the world I didn't make it sooner.
You see, I was invited to an engagement party in Seattle where all guests were asked to wear black and pink. I have black garments galore...but pink? Yikes. I looked through my wardrobe and found 3 pink shirts (one of them was a t-shirt, haha). Nice for me to wear out on a normal day, but not to a semi-formal party. I didn't really have the time to go make a special trip to shop for something pink to go with my dress. I was packing for the trip and in the middle of convincing myself that a pink necklace and earrings would bring enough color into my ensemble to offset the black when it hit me. That capelet that everyone on Craftster keeps making. The Anthropolgie-inspired one. I could knit a pink one. And theoretically, I could start and finish it on my flight to Seattle. And so it was decided.
I happened to have just purchased the last two remaining skeins of pale pink Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton yarn during a big sale at a local yarn store the day before, thinking I'd just stash it away for a while (I know, what are the chances of that? This capelet was meant to happen, hehe). I immediately retrieved the yarn, shoved it into my carry-on, and printed out the pattern for my in-flight entertainment.
I knit in the capelet in the round to minimize seaming. It was a pretty quick knit; I was able to finish the knitting and weave in nearly all of the ends by the time I arrived in Seattle. Although my capelet wasn't looking it's finest at the party (I wasn't able to block the capelet before the party, and had completely forgotten to pack a brooch to pin the collar on top), it looked great with my dress. I couldn't ask for anything more.