I had to buy my 5 year old daughter a new snowsuit this year. I had hoped the one I had bought extra big last year would last another season, but to no avail. So after a quick trip to a favourite kid's store, we came home with a chocolate brown coat, lined with pink,orange and white polka-dots.
So with a coat, comes the need for new matching accessories. I bought her some cozy, double-lined mitts, but I wanted to get my OWN knitting needles going in order to make her a matching hat and scarf.
I opted at the last minute to make her a neck-warmer ( or an old-fashioned "dickie") because it would be easier to put on herself and much safer on the playground. I used a pattern I had bought at a yard sale - printed in 1957!!- and knit up this basic turtle-necked cozy in a few days.
Although I thought the stitches looked pretty darling knit in plain pink, I, as usual, needed to jazz it up a bit! On went some orange crocheted flowers:
Hmmm...More texture needed here. How about some brown in the form of little button centres in the flowers??
Still not done. There is a lot of empty space in between those flowers. Time to embroider!
There. That's better. And it matches the lining of her coat to a tee!
I think she likes it too. In fact, I know she does. For the last few days, she has been wearing it around the house like it was a diamond necklace!!
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