Thursday, September 20, 2007


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.


Shady Grove 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?


Cindy said...

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

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.