Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's all in the details...

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.

Rachel Bee


  1. I like "fav friend" as a title for you. :)
    Annndddd I like that you are ok with being adopted into our fam!
    Annnnd....I am off to rest...and dream of cobbler shops. Teehee.

  2. you are funny. better than what i dreamed about last night. bleck!

    super glad to be a part of your ever-growing family.