Tuesday, October 18, 2011

rouge vif




















oh what fun it is to be three
when the world is all imagination and fantasy
where wolves wear coats
and spectacles and ties
surprising little girls, did you see those eyes?

modeling the wee red cape for me this morning is my friends daughter, sterling.
thank you cheryl, ruby and sterling. oh my gosh you are all so cute. my current
knitting projects are all on small needles (size three and four), too small to comfortably
knit with my hurt finger. this cape came to the rescue as it took a size nine and worsted
weight wool. i've been wanting to make it for a little girl about to turn two. she and her family
are a constant source of inspiration and sighs. i hope you like it bella. i loved making it for you.

rouge vif (bright red) cape in ravelry here
basket on loan from here
dapper wolf print from here
location : manning park, montecito
reading: these guide books
visit bella and her family at little buckles here
linking with ginny at small things, weekly inspiration for knitting and reading.
and at natural suburbia's creative friday.

dedicated to the little girl in each of us. love, lori

74 comments:

  1. oh lori dear :: i do love it so much. what stunning pictures, and the place! look at that stonework. i want to live there. :)
    i'll bring my woodchopper.
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. Oh those photos are so wonderful :) the little red cape turned out amazing and the setting with the basket made me immediately think of red riding hood :) So fun!

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  3. So cute! The photos are darling.

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  4. Oh my goodness! I've just read this 3 times to make sure I read it right! I'm so excited. Thankyou so so much Lori! It is beautiful and what a lovely way to model it too. I've just got up this morning so what a great start to the day :))) xxx

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  5. Oh and sending you a great big kiss and cuddles from Bella x

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    I loved your earlier post too, with all those lovely pictures of your good week...

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  7. Oh this is a wonderful post lori...such beautiful images...

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  8. What a great post! My daughters loved it too!

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  9. I cannot put into words how much I LOVE that cape. I want to make one right now, just because of how wonderful yours is. Any little girl would be so lucky to have that!

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  10. Oh, I love it. I want to make one in my size (although I certainly couldn't wear it is beautifully as your model!)

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  11. There's always something wonderfully Scandinavian about your photos and the world that you capture. It's so beautiful, I love it.

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  12. i love it.

    in fact. i want it!!!!!

    i wonder if i could actually get away with wearing red riding hood's cape.

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  13. Oh,my goodness that is precious! I am in love with that little cape, especially the leaf ties. Adding that to my must-make0for-the-girls list. ;)

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  14. oh it's adorable! i love it...gotta find a little girl who needs one of these

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  15. Oh my goodness, such an adorable post! That knit is so sweet! x

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  16. This was the "bestest" set of photos yet!! Love the hooded cape and she is a cute little model :)

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  17. What a simply perfect post! The cape is wonderful, the colour amazing and the setting - perfect!
    xx

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  18. Lori - the cape is the absolute BEST! And the accompanying photos - fantastic. You told a whimsical story with your collection. What a talent you are ... creative, loving, soul!

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  19. Beautiful cape! I especially like the little leaf closure. So cute!

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  20. Lori, THANK YOU! I am so casting a cape on my needles when my socks are complete. My little Emerson would love it! The cape along with a stuffed wolf in a basket will make an awesome Christmas gift!
    Hey, how was the run/walk? And how is your finger? Better I hope.
    Take care my friend! xx

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  21. What an absolutely DARLING post! (and I love that dapper wolf print!) The red cape is adorable~~just darling.
    My knitting is currently on size 1 or 1.5 needles, and I can't even see what I'm doing. LOL!
    Beautiful photos.....

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  22. oh oh oh, I'm speachless! lovely.

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  23. Oh my! An entire storybook in photos. So incredibly sweet. I love too how you anticipated everyone's questions and gave links. Very smart. Your friend is very generous in letting Sterling participate. I think she liked the whole thing!

    How is your finger coming along?

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  24. A fairy tale picture book! Your photography is always AMAZING, but you truly outdid yourself with this set. Thank you for sharing.

    I'm sure it was a dream come true for sterling to BE little red riding hood. What a precious memory you made for her as well.

    (I linked you in my blog today--with your osprey post. As I hit the publish button, I thought I really should have asked permission--I'm still pretty new to this blogging thing, but now I guess I must just ask forgiveness.)

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  25. Oh my, all so very sweet!
    Hope your finger will get better soon!

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  26. that is so sweet lori! you are such a love. how cute are those leaf ties? bella is a lucky little girl. i'm so happy she will be the lucky little one to get something so precious!

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  27. Oh Lori! This may very well be my favorite knitting post of yours ever. That cape is stunning and your pictures are breathtaking...both make me want to have a girl.

    I must share this post with my knitting circle. They'll go nuts over it.

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  28. What beautiful photos. And that cape?! I love it! Awesome work.

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  29. A lovely, updated *Red Riding Hood* Tale! You know, I have a particular fondness for all things *Red*....and have the original of Lo's *Red Riding* painting...

    If I was still a little gitl, I would want this gorgeous cape! Sterling looks enchanting in it....and you, dear Lori, have made the legend come to life with your photographs!

    I love it!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  30. Glad Red Riding Hood didn't go inside to be eaten by the wolf. She is cute.

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  31. My daughter would absolutely love this! Definitely Christmas present potential :-)

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  32. Lori ,

    This is a feast. Of craft, imagination and mood.
    xx

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  33. I knew you would save her!

    WONDERFUL!!!!

    xoxo

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  34. What a picture story! What a doll in front of the camera and what a doll behind the camera

    you can sell a zillion of these on etsy and locally for the holidays. Do you want to knit a zillion?

    Grrrrrr! Mr Ryan and I were just wondering what sounds wolves and foxes make. We decided they are usually quiet so they can be sneaky

    my sound to you today: tsup!
    Love
    kj

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  35. this is exquisite. a story told so powerfully in images, just a precious girl and that out of this world red cape.

    stunning. i love the way you see the world lori♡

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  36. Love the photos. They're magical! Hope Bella loves her new cape...how could she not?

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  37. Oh Lori you are such a talent and a joy!! I loved your poem and your beautiful photo-story! Not to mention the red hood itself--all of it stunning!!!

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  38. I want to be 3 again and have you make one for me :) just adorable :)

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  39. Just the sweetest images. I love this so much. xxx

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  40. Oh my but this is wonderful, everything, the cape, the little girl, the photos. Stunning.
    I hope your finger is all better soon.
    xoxo

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  41. Oh my goodness, LORI! That is the most darling thing I have ever seen! The cape is incredible, and inside that little hood is the most precious face. You've created such a wonderful fantasy with your photos!

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  42. My oh my! You've outdone yourself my dear. Such amazing work - both the knitting and photo shoot! Thanks for making me smile today :-)

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  43. WOW!! Great job. That would be a great Halloween costume.

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  44. i'm back. the story and darling child and red cape and photographer are as awesome as ever.

    i thought i'd like to be commenter # 50

    :^)
    kj

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  45. Okay, this is officially the cutest thing EVER. She is adorable (love her expression) and that cape AND the pictures. Purtiful!! xo

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  46. just too too too too precious!

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  47. i love everything about this post! your sweet little model and the gorgeous red cape and of course the photo series - so very creative and sweet!!!

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  48. love those pictures! how creative and inspiring. :)

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  49. That cape is beautiful. Oh to be three again!

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  50. What a darling little cape, I especially love the leaf tie! Your pictorial was charming.

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  51. Dear Lori~

    Thispost should win a prize. I'm not kidding, it's spectacular!
    It's everything a children's picture book should be. No words needed, the images must be able to tell the story.

    Sterling is a perfect RRH, and the wolf print is one I recognized, a perfect surprise on the door. I see Sterling doesn't seem to afraid!

    This post was put together with love and tenderness and with the eyes and hands of a true blue artist.

    Thank you so much for sharing! This is a perfect ending to my blog visits tonight.

    You are tenderly amazing.

    xo
    Lo♥

    Blogger is being a poo-poo head! I left the first 2 words running together because it's making me write it ALL over again by shoving letters together.

    GRRRRR said the wolf ;)

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  52. These photos should become illustrations for a Little Red Riding Hood book. Perfect!! You are so talented on so many levels!! The crafty knitting, the awesome photography, the classy props and staging!! And with an injured finger!!! Superb.
    Ciao my darling friend.

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  53. OMG, Lori, if that isn't the cutest red cape ever!! And this sweet little girl modeling it with her basket - I just LOVE it!! Wonderful!! Love, Silke

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  54. Oh my goodness, such a cute Little Red Riding Hood Cape- the pictures are so cute! Great job!

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  55. Lori, this whole post is so beautiful, each and every photo and of course the red cape... it is gorgeous!!
    Love
    Linda

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  56. Oh my gosh! What a outstanding post and the little girl is just adorable! THANK YOU LORI!!!!! ♥

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  57. PS: picture 7... priceless!!! ♥

    Michaela

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  58. too beautiful for words!

    and wow Lori look how popular your blog has grown. you really do know how to spread joy x

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  59. *Wow*

    Simply wonderful! The red cape, the little girl, "Big Bad", the basket, the green door in the stone "cottage"--everything :-)

    But, especially the cape.

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  60. Wonderful. Wonderful. What a wonderful cape to have a wonderful adventure only possible in childhood!

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  61. It is lovely indeed...Thanks for sharing....I want to knit a cape for my niece too!!!

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  62. Lori, this gorgeous post inspired me to make the Little Red cape too. Twice. Thank you!

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  63. thank you everyone.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lori

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xoxo lori