Music I'm Listening to (and inspiration for post title): "Pretty (Ugly Before)" by Elliott Smith
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
1930s Evening Capelet: Pretty (Ugly Before)?
Okay, I'm almost done with my latest 30s knit fit. As you can tell from my frequent posts of late, I am procrastinating on some major spring cleaning. Anyway, I saw this 1930s yarn capelet on Etsy quite a while back and initially thought it was rather odd and even sort of ugly. However, I now think I sort of love it as a REALLY eccentric evening wrap--especially after spying an image of a woman wearing this type of garment in a 30s pattern for sale on Etsy (image pasted below). What do you think? Apparently it was meant to be knit to look like ostrich feathers. Does it look marvellous or like one is wearing a mop? Stunning or sea anemone? Hmmm...I definitely want to wear a light capelet over my evening dress for an event I am attending this July, but will still have to decide whether I could or would rock this particular style.