Sometimes you get a request that is not exactly what you would make if you had the choice, but you make it anyway. That is the case with this hooded cape that my daughter asked me to make for her. It is not that I did not want to make something for her. It is also not a problem to make the cape. I just was not thrilled with the colors she ended up choosing, especially the particular shade of turquoise for the cape. However, it was what she truly wanted me to make, so that is what I did.
Having to work with an odd set of colors was more than made up for by her reaction to it being finished. She insisted upon wearing it to church even though it was in the 90s that day because she was so happy to have it.
This week I have been teaching her to crochet. So far, she has made several chain necklaces and started a single crochet belt. It is very rewarding to see how happy she is to create things for others.
ASL Sign for the Post: To sign daughter, you need to know two signs — the sign for girl and the sign for baby. For girl, think back to the days when girls wore bonnets and show where a bonnet string would go along the jawline with your thumb. For baby, just show rocking a baby in your arms.