Friday, November 13, 2015

Simply Stunning...

My grand daughter, Emma, had her photo session at the studio "Heart of Me Photography" and this is Emma in the cape I made for her...Be still my <3 she is one gorgeous little girl...then again I am grammie...then again I stand by what I said!
Look for more things to pop up, that I have been knitting or crocheting, in the next week.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Tiny Visitor

I had a little visitor grand daughter Emma, 18 months old she is amazing. I am so delighted and grateful for every see your genetic roots carry on is one incredible thing to have happen in life.

Her cape was complete, it took me forever to decide what buttons. Back and forth, I just kept placing 5 different possibilities trying to decided what look suited Emma and the cape. Finally I decided on detailed metal buttons for a bit of a vintage appearance. When her dad, my son, Aaron slipped it on her we just fell in love. A cape on a little one is truly something you don't see everyday. When she stood up it was the perfect length. I am satisfied as was her mom and dad. Now I will work one in a soft pink and this time add armholes. I left one button out from the original four, I am glad I did it made a huge difference in how it hung on her tiny shoulders. This pattern is called the  Isla Cape on Ravelry by Mel Clark. It's incredible easy and so much fun to knit. I did Emma's in a 2 Toddler and in Cascade 220 Heather 2441. Currently I am working on the head bands in an earlier post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Emma Cape Complete

I finally finished my grand daughter, Emma's cape. Despite 3 buttons that have to added later tonight. I am going out to pick them out, I wanted to wait until it was complete.

I really enjoyed making this cape and plan on making another one this winter for Emma in spring, only this time I plan on adding armholes. I made this using Cascade 220 Heathers 2441 and love the way the yarn worked on the needles. I am a Cascade fan without a doubt. I think the tag added a bit of a keepsake charm. Don't you agree? Nothing is better than handmade especially when it's from grandma!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Earflap Headband

I am nothing than spontaneous, popping in and out, going here and there, whenever the moment grabs me. Since the last time I posted I've been doing a bit of knitting, feels so good to be doing so. In fact, oddly enough the weather here in North East Ohio has been nothing other then beautiful, warm, and so very sunny, and nice. The weather unusually warm, trees just turning gorgeous colors, the sun shinning it's just beautiful outside.

So why then am I knitting instead of spending time outside...the knitting, is going on at night. Since the time rolled back... I guess I have to....rolled right back in the chair and have been knitting away.
I am currently working this pattern, one of many, I clip out of magazines and put in folders. This one  I had to try...sometimes the weather is just cool enough to cover the ears and it's great for my long hair when it's up in a ponytail. Yes, I do wear ponytails and my hair is much longer now then in my bio photograph. 

The earflap headband is made using Cascade Venezia Worsted yarn and quite expensive. Since I have such a large shelving unit of yarn... I decide to try it using a Lion Brand tweed. This is just a trial knitting...I always like to do this, for me, the second and so on always turn out the best. All I know it sure looks better then typical ear muffs, and, it's so fashionable.
 Don't you agree?