It's January and that certainly means ice skating in Canada. I remember going down to the rink at our elementary school (or the toboggan hill behind our house) every night after supper. It didn't quite look like skating on Lake Louise, Alberta, above, but it was still magical. Wilhelmina isn't one to miss out on the fun...
or the fashion!
I crocheted this capeline last week and sent the photo of Wilhelmina modelling it to her maker, Miss Vickie (who is no monkey haute couture slouch) and she wondered where the skates were! Why yes, it is a skating cape -- how could I have missed that? Thanks Vickie!
I found the free vintage 1905 pattern here on Ravelry, of course. I made the cape a bit shorter than the pattern called for and went for a more dainty trim on the hood. I made the skirt using the same SC/DC stitch and finished off the ball of yarn with the miniature muff. I found the monkey skates at Michael's... for $11.99 -- I could get people skates at the thrift store for less!! Thank goodness for the 40% off coupon.
Wilhelmina gets a closer look at our ice sculptures which are formed courtesy of our new high efficiency furnace. Mr. CF chips them off and adds them to the collection on the deck.
Just thought I'd share Macy's winter mantle with you too. I added the instant art which I printed last year. You can find it here: The Graphics Fairy. She couldn't resist gathering our herd of clearance glitter deer; I think she did a great job.
I had wished earlier that my printer printed larger than 13x19 but now with my blue wall I love how the glass on the tray gives the print a mat!
Hope you get out and have some winter fun too!
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