I started the Dolores Park cowl in January this year. It got laid by the wayside but I was determined to finish it this weekend. And I love it!!! It’s simple, the pattern was well-written and turned out to be very chic.
A few days after I started Dolores, I went to Homegoods (love this store!!! ) and found Candace. I thought she’d be a great addition to showcase my knitted and crochet wearable items and I was right. I loved her Parisienne print and while I was debating if I should bring her home I got into conversation with an older Polish woman about sewing and crafting. Nothing like crafty related goods to start up a conversation!!!
So here’s Candace and Dolores! 🙂
- Pattern Name: Dolores Park Cowl
- Yarn Used: Knitpicks Swish Bulky in Saffron (137 yds) — colour has been discontinued. 1 skein.
- Yardage Used: approx. 135 yds
- Needles: 10 – 11
- Techniques learned: Make 1 (between two knit stitches)
I used almost all of the yardage on this project and although one of my make 1 increases didn’t twist like it should, I still call this project a win!!!!! 🙂 It’s one of my YOP (Year of Projects) 2012 list; it’s good to be able to cross another one off. 🙂
Dolores looks great! I love the French toile fabric on Candace. I wish there was a Homegoods store near where I live!
I could find out how much it’ll cost to ship a “Candace” to you. How’s that for enabling? 😛
I love Candace! I sort of wish I had one too, but I already feel like I have too much stuff.
Thanks Lady. 🙂 I went back and forth so many times in the store wondering if I should bring her home (I think I have a lot of stuff too), but the Polish lady said to me “you named her already, you can’t leave her in this store”. 🙂 That pretty much sealed the deal.
You really should get one. Yes, I’m enabling. 😀
I would love to get one! I’d name her Anne! Oh but the shipping… maybe one of these days.
I love the color of that cowl and the drape – but them i am a neck-ware fiend! Looking forward to seeing more from your projects for the year.
I know!!!! Shipping “Anne” to your neck of the woods would cost more than the price of her.
Maybe you could see if you find one at a store going out of business that’s selling their fixtures.
YOP projects … yes … I need to do more, I need to do more. IcanIcanIcan … 😀