Before I take a forced crafting-for-others hiatus, so I can plan and enjoy Christmas, I had to knock out a few things for some of my own favorite little girls. I think that even if I wouldn't have had my own daughters, I would have not missed out making little things in Pink, Purple and Green, since I have a God-daughter, a Niece, and other pseudo-nieces.
What is life without being able to make such wondrous things like ruffles? I, myself, can't stop marveling over how pretty they are.
But seriously, if I didn't have any little girls to make things for, Hubby would have to deal with me running around the house in my own Dancerella legwarmers, in addition to the countless ponchos and hats I have knitted.
Thank goodness for this recipient, who I hope will enjoy this while she skates. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be for her.
(Pattern note: I used sz 7 needles and casted on 44 stitches. And I mistakingly did the twisted rib throughout the first leg, and decided not to frog and just did the same on the second. I like how it looks! And it will grow with her. This is currently being modeled by my 5 year old. Recipient is 7/8)
And Bow Holders. What a great invention. Instead of bumbling with piles of bows in a basket as I have been doing, I can organize them by color or style, all clipped on the tails below.
I've seen it in other little girls' rooms and decided it was high time that I should make a couple for two little girls who are like family to me, because their Mommies and I go way back...
...As far back as seeing one another do silly things in college. Though such stories shouldn't be written in case my now computer savvy son should click here via my bookmarks. No, Son...Mama was an angel! The epitome of responsibility as a young woman!
They are off in the mail soon! Slightly late when they arrive, but finished before Christmas. This counts as "on time" in my book!
I hope that you all have a great few days! I hope to touch base on Christmas Eve, to share with you our Noche Buena tradition.