Monday, January 02, 2006

Ponchos



When I posted yesterday, I'd forgotten the ponchos I knitted for Christmas. Then late last night I got a mail from Suzanne at Heron Farm to ask me to lunch, so I was hoping I could get some pictures of the girls wearing their ponchos. Didn't have to worry too much - apparently they've hardly been taken off and also double as dressing-gowns. Here are Fiona (R, age 7) and Lorna (L, age 4) modelling their very bright items. I hand-dyed some Velvet Touch back in August for the main space-dyed part of this, and there's some novelty yarn and acrylic in there. Very good fun to knit and I have some lovely hand-made thankyou cards to bring home.

And here's the obligatory cat pic - this is Fiona with Smudge (age 9 weeks)...



3 comments:

Anne said...

You said they were bright - you weren't kidding!! Gorgeous though.

ambermoggie said...

love the ponchos liz, what pattern did you use?
amber

Liz said...

I made the pattern up, but I kept a copy of what I did - if you'd like stitch/row counts for the different ages, let me know. They're both knitted as two rectangles, and I guessed the sizes from various patterns on the Web. Lorna's poncho (the smaller one) works better because it's not falling off her shoulders... but Fiona doesn't seem to mind that...
Liz