Thursday, March 28, 2013

Miss Olive's Opera Hood

Hello Friends! I wanted to post about Miss Olive's knitted Opera Hood that she has made as a part of the Winter Accessory Craft-Along put on by Miss Emaline's Circle of Fashionable Friends

She used this pattern from the oh-so-fashionable Godey's Ladies Book:  Opera Hood

 I love this description on the pattern:
 This front is intended to be rolled round, and tied underneath the chin. It will be found extremely simple, and most comfortable, not only for leaving a theatre or ball-room, but for traveling. It has the further advantage of being by no means unbecoming.

Olive purloined this rounded safety pin from me and uses it as a shawl pin. I must say it is quite pretty and effective!

 It was a very chilly and windy day and I (the photographer) was chilled to the bone while she was warm and toasty...and stylish to boot!

It is made from 100% wool yarn by Jamieson and Smith in the color Turf. Olive's dear cousin Emaline bought it for her in Mendocino last year and she had been hoarding it until she found the perfect project.

The pretty white tassels are made from Lion Brand sock yarn in off white.Tassels will ALWAYS be all the rage in Olive's Mind.

 Olive was quite creative and found many ways to wear her new Opera Hood. 

See? She even found a way to make it look like a Bosom Warmer (or Bosom Friend as Miss Emaline likes to call it!)

Now all she needs is an Opera Dress (Unless she will be sitting where it's not so, shall we say...formal)!

 Well, thank you Emaline for hosting this fun event! Can't wait for the next one! 
We hope you are all having a beautiful Spring!
♥Genevieve (writing for Miss Olive Wright)


SisterlyLove said...

"I don't want to be a writer! I want to SING! Da-da-da-deeeee... Da-da-da-da-deeee...." - Jo March
I love this Opera Hood! The Tassels are my favorite part! she looks so cozy!

Emaline Foster said...

Christopher Columbus! What richness!
Your opera hood turned out so splendid! I love the tassels! And how it looks from the back is quite exquisite! Thank you ever so much Miss Olive for participating in our craft along!!