Whilst I am awestruck by the skill involved in tapestry making and cross-stitch, I am also going to give props to their slightly humbler cousin - knitting.
Through crafty sites like Etsy all things hand-made seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Knitting, once the domain of your granny, is being taken up by funky young things who want to add a little something made with love and time into their wardrobes, whilst designers like Sandra Backlund are pushing the boundaries of the materials' inherent flexibility, which stops only with the creators imagination.
I tried knitting once when I was 7. I made a pale pink and blue scarf which started off nice and wide but got progressively skinnier the longer it got. By the time I'd finished it, it resembled a big wool triangle - clearly loosing it's function as a scarf...although if I had made several hundred I could have made me some pretty cute bunting.
I'll never find those dropped stitches again, but I have no need to since Made With Hands, keep all their stitches firmly in place to create lots of pretty berets, bags and beanies and a fabulous snuggly neck warmer, which could be an alternative to the knitted capelet. Yup, these ladies are nifty with the needles. You'll not find any triangle shapes scarves here!