I have a friend. Her name is K. I made her a pretty sweet snood for Christmas 2010, and you can read about it in my very first blog post. Remember?
My friend has a family, of which I have become a part. She has two beautiful boys, and one very sweet little girl. She has a husband who is a pillar in my world, and an extended family who I care deeply for as well. I have told her before that she is probably my favorite friend, and that I don't care very much if I am or am not hers. I'm secure enough.
So, as the story goes, her snood was laying around the house, and her super sweet and sassy-pants daughter asked if perhaps I would make her one. Now, this kid- I have a special place in my heart for her. I recognize that her mother buys her clothes, but given my obsession with pink, purple, fluff and really all things girly; I often imagine myself shrunk down and shopping in her closet.
I am petite enough. I have thought very often about shopping in children's clothing stores. All of the hearts, dots, stars and tulle...I would have a blast. I would do very well in Tokyo, I suppose, and I hate that when I was in Sydney I was too plump to shop in the Asian shops. Sigh, but I digress.
So when it came to designing a snood for this little muse, I thought that I should make something I would like, and then size it for a seven year old.
And this is what I came up with...
I had some bamboo/wool blend yarn, and with a size 5 needle, I used just a knit stitch to create this little cutie. I folded it down, and embellished it with a collection of buttons from Joann's. I have to say, what an overwhelming and extensive button collection! I had to restrain myself. I also happened to have a few rolls of simple ribbon in nearly the same color laying around, so I used my trusty blanket stitch to give it a little something extra. Really, I love the way it turned out. Here it is on a roll of toilet paper...
So stinking cute. Make one! A half a skein of yarn, some buttons, ribbon, and an afternoon. I will come up with a pattern soon enough.
Have a beautiful day. Or night. Or whatever.