Some people look through fashion magazines or the latest Anthropologie catalog and dream of wearing the clothes and wonder if they could carry off certain get ups. I mean, you'd have to be a fashion model to get away with most of the ensembles they plaster here and there. And reading the magazines--well looking at them, rather--incites a flurry of emotions and wanton in me that I can't quite describe. It partly has to do with the idea that I could never wear such and such because, honestly, they'd arrest me if I showed up at the co-op preschool in those funky Lanvin high heels and a pair of gauchos. Add to that pairing, one of those billowy cropped sparkly jackets with stove-pipe sleeves, and they'd most definitely put me in solitary.
Fashion is frustrating that way.
But a gal can dream. So I'm knitting up DomiKNITrix's Snood out of the yarn you see here. She did two versions in her book, DomiKnitrix: Whip Your Knitting Into Shape (it's great--see sidebar), one out of the black and one out of the blue, but I thought the red variegated would be fun, and the sparkles are cool, too. I can see it now, me walking Chuck along some fun city street. I'll turn heads wearing this Snood. So, the wind will breeze us along and I'll sway my hips and head upon head upon head will turn my way and smiles will abound. And just when I think I couldn't feel more glee, a man wearing Prada will approach:
"I like your cap," he'll say. "That cap of yours makes me smile."
"Oh yes," I'll retort. "I happen to like it, too. And it makes me smile as well!"
"When I first spotted you, I didn't know why I was smiling ear to ear, but now I know why. It's because your cap reminds me of Mary Tyler Moore."
"I remind you of Mary Tyler Moore?"
"No. You remind me of her best friend, Rhoda. She was a hoot and wore the same type of cap. I think they call it a 'Snood,' by the way."
BTW: I just heard from Jennifer (DomiKnitrix). She tells me that an errata on the pattern will be on her site very soon and to watch for it before you cast on.