Red capes are the thing of the moment here at our place, after making the cutest one for Mio last winter I couldn't resist making her another one for this winter. While I was knitting it India asked me to make her one as well so now they both have a lovely- but very different- red cape each.
I didn't use a pattern, just made it up as I went, knitting the hood first and then picking up stitches along the bottom of the hood for the cape. Here's how it turned out...
Super baby! Mio is still in her early days of walking but she gets so excited when she's standing and walking.
Everything Mio is wearing I made for her, I love being able to make lovely things for both my sweet little girls.
India has officially declared that she doesn't like any of the clothes I make. 'But what about your red cape?' I asked. 'Oh except for that, I like that' she replies. I was slightly disheartened when she told me that she didn't want me to make things for her anymore but she has since asked me if I can make her a long sleeve dress so I think I'll be able to sneak a few more of my handmade things into her wardrobe over the coming months and years. On another positive note having me make less clothes for her means she will have to make more clothes herself which is a great way to take control of your own style and fall in love with creating.
My sewing machine stopped working mid project which meant that I had a half finished cape sitting around for 2 months while my machine was getting a total makeover. The wait was frustrating but oh my is it a dream to use now!
I picked up the fabric on sale when the Lincraft in Melbourne CBD was closing down so I didn't quite get as much fabric as I would have liked but I think the cape turned out nicely. I also came across a shop in Northcote selling hand made wood buttons which turned out to be perfect and I probably would not have found them for this project if it wasn't for my machine being in the workshop for so long so everything worked out perfectly in the end.
Day 330- Packing for my trip to Hobart. It's late, I'm tired and a nice supported back bend inversion feels so good.
Day 331- Hotel handstands. Little Mio's head is just poking out from the covers, can you spot her? And you can see one of my travel essentials, spirulina tablets, I also discovered that Mio likes to chew on them which is fantastic!
I still can't quite believe that it has been a year since I gave birth to Mio. She's such a sweet and cheeky little girl and every moment I spend with her makes my heart overflow.
As I am a complete knitting addict I've spend many hours over this past year knitting clothes for this little girl, in particular this beautiful romper that I've kept up sizing every time she grows out of one.
Here's the proof that she was once a tiny little babe just 12 months ago.