Friday, 18 February 2011

FO: Cable Caplet


I'm recently back from the cottage (have I mentioned before it's media-free? no TV, no cell service, no internet!), where we had a lovely time with G's parents, and did lots of my favourite winter activity- snowshoeing. I love snowshoeing out in the woods around the cabin, following the tracks of the deer, until we find shapes like these:
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That, my lovelies, is a deer bed. Deer tend to sleep on higher ground, and they never sleep in the same area twice to avoid detection by predators. I adore how they soundlessly journey all around the cottage and the woods, leaving their lovely little tracks in the snow. When I go snowshoeing, I try to follow the track until I find a lovely deer bed. The one above is particularly detailed- you can actually see the shape of how the deer lay it's head down. See where the ears were? It feels so magical to come across such a perfect deer bed.


And while at the cottage, we also got around to doing this:
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Dog Sledding

Dog sledding was AMAZING!! I totally recommend. 

And of course, doing some FO shots.
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Pattern: Cable Neck Piece 

Yarns: Mirasol Sulka. I love, love, love this yarn....
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Notes: I'm a sucker for caplets. I find them really wearable- I just plunk them on anytime I'm wearing a long sleeved t-shirt, and they just work. I feel like I look really tired in these photos but I think it's just because I'm really, really cold and should have worn more eye make up, even if I was in 'cottage mode'. We were snowshoeing, and I just quickly stripped down so we could grab the photos, and I was shivering the whole time. Off the the right, beyond the frame of the photos, my jacket, sweater, hat, and mitts are resting on a tree branch.
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I wish I could have made the collar a bit longer so it would have folded over a bit better, but I was running out of yarn- one more skein would have done the trick. Regardless, I love this cozy caplet- it's super soft, super warm, and lots of fun to wear.

Cabled Caplet

38 comments:

Erin said...

It looks beautiful! I always love those cape-let things, but I'm just not sure how to wear them.

kingshearte said...

I'm sure I won't be the only one to tell you this, but seriously? You don't need the makeup. Telling us you're not wearing any just makes us hate you. Kidding. We don't hate you. But you are beautiful, and you're not fooling anyone by suggesting otherwise.

Also, I love the capelet. One of these days I'll try one, although I'm just not sure I could pull one off.

But I would love to go dog-sledding! How awesome!

Julie said...

haha, don't hate me- I am wearing some make up! I knew we'd be grabbing photos, I've got on concealer, blush and mascara. :) I'm not a no-make up person. If I'm up and about, i at least have concealer on.

sauceyjill said...

I love the sacrifices you make to give us beautiful pictures! I wondered how you managed to take winter shots with just a t-shirt on!

Fabulous caplet, and those huskies look adorable!

Knit 1 LA said...

Seeing your photos makes me miss winter! Looks like you had a great time. Love the looks of that yarn, looks great on you!

Katie said...

You are beautiful with your lack of make-up! Don't think differently!

And the capelet is lovely, too. You pull it off so well - I think I look better in vests.

Phoe said...

You are gorgeous, Julie. And so is that cowl.

mkonieczki said...

MUSH! MUSH! MUSH! It looks like you had a wonderful retreat! As for your photos, I've yet to see one where you don't look absolutely lovely! It's unfair, really.

Jacey said...

The capelet is incredible! I love the heathery yarn, and you're right; it looks super wearable. I need a capelet, it seems!

Dogsledding looks fun, and that deer bed makes me happy. I'm glad you had a lovely break away from the world!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

The dog sledding looks So Cool! Would love to do that. And I really like that caplet!

del said...

A deer bed? That is totally new to me. But very magical.

LOVE the capelet. That yarn looks so soft and fuzzy, and you don't look tired at all! As usual, another great photo shoot.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing. What an amazing winter wonderland.

Gorgeous FO, too. I think capelets are amazing, also.

Jennifer Finch said...

That sweet deer must have been chilly. It would have been sweet for him/her to wake up with a handknit lovely wrapped across it's frosty deer shoulder.
Beautiful capelet!

CelticCastOn said...

Love your caplet looks so warm and cosy.
My hubby had a husky growing up, I got to meet him when we first started dating. They used to take him up to a guy that had sled dogs and he would lead the pack, they said he was the strongest one they had seen. They have a crazy instinct to need to run.
I bet it was a blast.

Emily said...

I have been pondering the capelet for a while. I think the reason why I don't wear them is that:1 I don't have any long sleeve shirts that aren't already turtlenecks, so it seems redundant. 2 I am already "fluffy," so it adds a layer I don't need. And 3: I can never manage to wear one without looking like little red riding hood. But you look great in them, so rock on!

Kristi said...

I adore the caplet!! Are you on ravelry? I must make!

Kristi said...

What color is that pictured? Truffle? Biscotti? It's hard to tell on my iPhone

Julie said...

Hi Krisit, I am on Ravelry- knittedblissJC is my ID. And the colour is biscotti! :)

sweet jane. said...

wow, the deer bed is amazing! I've never seen/heard of them before, but that's pretty magical! how educational blog-reading can be :)

The Sweatshop of Love said...

How cute is that! I love more than one texture knits, and cables and ribs?! Love! And it looks like you guys had an amazing time at the cottage.

monikita said...

The capelet is so beautiful! I also love the look of them over long sleeved t's, but tell me.. how do you keep it in place and lovely and retain the ability to raise your arms? I end up with it off my shoulders and up around my neck, looking like a fool. I am a capelet-wearing disaster. Maybe I just move around too much?

The Italian Dish said...

What an amazing post. And those photos are gorgeous. YOU are gorgeous! I just love your blog.

CanarySanctuary said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the deer bed. I've never seen one before.
The caplet looks so soft and lovely. You always have such great FOs!

A Playful Day said...

Aw I've already commented on the cuteness of the Capelet, but a deer bed? SO sweet!

kessainstitches said...

Love this. The colour of the yarn really compliments your skin tone and hair colour. Looks like you're enjoying winter.. Those photos looks like so much fun!

Eva said...

Now I want to move to Canada! And have a cabin in the woods :) That sounds like such a fun place to be.

Caffeine Girl said...

I want to go to your cabin! I love winter. I didn't know about deer beds, and now I'm dying to try to find one.

I agree with you about capelets. Must knit more of them!!!

wildflowerwoolknits said...

Love the caplet and the dog sledding looks fun!

Leah said...

The capelet is gorgeous! And so are you! Make-up shmake-up! Glad you had a wonderful time snowshoeing and the dog sled looked amazing. I'm jealous!

abby said...

You went dog-sledding? That is awesome! I've always wanted to try that.

Caplet -- super lovely. Need to give one of those a go too. Going to have to ravelry bookmark this pattern!

Sungopolis said...

I love the picture of you and a very exuberant Husky. And deer beds? Who knew such a sweet thing existed. It makes me love the world.

Kristen said...

You wear it well! Again, great pictures.

Hilary said...

What a fun trip! It looks like it was absolutely gorgeous out by your cottage and that you guys had a great time. I love your cabled capelet! It looks so warm and cozy, and very chic!

Michele said...

I love your capelet. It is super pretty. I have thought about knitting one but then thought that it would be awkward when you have to put on a coat - you will have to let me know how that is.

Your trip looks like a lot of fun - it is always nice to get away sometimes.

jdknitter said...

beautiful! and dog sledding looks totally cool. The dogs are so cute!

Mirja said...

omg, I loooooove Huskys. Absolutely my favourite dogs. I've never had a chance to dog-sled but would really love to do that. One day I'll have at least one husky.
I'll go envy you a little now :D

Sandy said...

Lovely caplet! That yarn really is stunning...I think I'll have to buy some for myself!

Kristi ~ ArtSea said...

Um... I clicked the link and it say "page cannot be found", waaa! I want to knit one too! Help?