Archive for May 30th, 2010

The Cloche for Betsy

Betsy and her parents - Honara and Scott

My grandniece Betsy graduated from Manteca High School yesterday…what a proud day for her parents (my niece Honara and husband Scott) and for all the family. Earlier this year Honara “suggested” that an afghan for Betsy as she goes off to college would be a great present. Well…good thing she said “when she goes off to college” because I wasn’t ready for graduation. So…I sought out a present that I described to Betsy yesterday as the “appetizer” present to celebrate this great accomplishment and milestone – high school graduation. I am particularly proud of Betsy and her parents……Betsy graduated with honors.

Now back to the “appetizer” graduation gift.

Betsy graduate - her cloche

I decided to knit a cloche in red for Fresno State – the college that Betsy will be attending this fall. It was such a fun and quick gift to knit inspired by Phyllis, one of our Thursday night Skein Lane knitting workshop group. The yarn – Cascade Venezia –  70% Merino Wool and 30% Silk. It was a joy to knit – great- the yarn was a pleasure going through the fingers, the yarn has great sheen, and the results are great  for such a simple pattern.

It was really fun for me when Betsy said that she was going to wear the cloche to her grad party. Yes….the kids were dressing down for their celebration.

Betsy - the side view

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