Thursday, September 20, 2007

Capuchon

The full name is Capuchon Religieuse.

I'm pretty sure that's French for "religious cap," maybe because it looks like a wimple. I hope it has nothing to do with looking like a monkey, although it turns out that capuchin monkeys are named after Capuchin Friars, whom they're said to resemble.

Regardless, it's done, and I'm suddenly excited about Civil War knitting again.

3 comments:

Silvana said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous! I love the colors, too. That should look really nice on you. You MUUUST post this pic on the Civil War Needleworkers list!

As you know, I have one of those & can attest to its practicality. It really keeps your neck warm in a cold wind.

BTW, a "religieuse" is a nun, so I think it's supposed to resemble a nun's wimple, maybe?

Silvana

Cindy said...

I think it's lovely. Period pieces fascinate me. I am intimidated by knitting without a pattern, for some reason.

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

Thanks to both of you. It's not really knitting without a pattern at all. Knitting civil war items just involves reading *old* patterns.