I'm not sure the technical fashion term for this item, but I'm going to call it a "caplet" cause it's not a poncho, but it's not a shawl either. It's a handknit from my Aunt and it's made out of Noro (I know. You can stop drooling now), which I have never knit with, but am now even more determined to purchase. I've only received a few hand knits in my time, and this is the first one I've been given since I started knitting myself. I can only hope that everything I make for someone else makes them feel as special as I felt when I put on this caplet. And I'm going to try harder to handknit gifts for people I know who knit rather than buy them something (unless it's something knitting related), because I truly appreciate the amount of time and effort that went in to making this.
It is still obscenely hot here in North Carolina, but we had the vaguest hint of a breeze on Friday, so I changed my outfit in the last 10 minutes before I headed out the door.
A little warm, but I love it. Plus, I got tons of compliments from people who were shocked that it was handmade. Ah, the joys of knitting.