Little Red Riding Hood and Willy Wonka

A few weeks ago, I finished knitting a little red cape for my sweet little niece.  redhood1


It’s a free pattern from Petite Purls.  This was really fun to knit.  I used Cascade 220 Superwash and held two strands together.  I always enjoy knitting with that wool.

It required one button at the front, and I was able to find the perfect button (well thanks to the help of a good knitting friend).


Pictures on a hanger just don’t do this cute little cape justice, and so this is a picture from the pattern designer.  It’s just the most fun little pattern.  I would happily knit it again.



I have no smooth segue to my Willy Wonka story, so I will just jump right in.

David, Davey and I are reading Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  At the beginning of the story, Charlie Bucket and his family keep hoping that by some chance they will find a golden ticket for Charlie.  There are a couple of opportunities for him to find the ticket, but he has no luck.  Then we read about the other children who do get a ticket.  The grandmas in the story describe them as “beastly little children”.

At this point, Davey really really really wants Charlie to get a ticket.

Just when he thought all hope was lost, Charlie gets a ticket.  This resulted in what was probably one of the most memorable reading moments of my life.  Davey about came unglued. He started yelling, “He got a ticket!!! He got a ticket!!! Mama! He got a ticket!”.  He was jumping up and down and rejoicing for Charlie Bucket.

That’s the power of a story for this imaginative kid, and we are having so much fun reading it together!

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