Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A Lacey Poncho

Ahh... My lil princess!! I made her this poncho way back in July 2005!!! It's from an old 70's leaflet called Pretty Poppets in Crochet. I totally loved the design and couldn't wait to make it. Of course, I didn't do a guage swatch and being my first ever wearable I made it waaaaay to big!! She likes it though, and so do I! I'd like to make another in stronger colours and better fitting. I guess I will when I have the time. The kerchief was an after thought and I didn't use a pattern to make it. She's never actually worn the kerchief but for these photos. Come to think of it, she's never worn the poncho that much either. She gets hot too quickly and then starts to itch and scratch. Then she wants to start taking off layers of clothes. So, I keep her clothes simple and easy for her to remove. Unfortunately buttons on the shoulder are still a bit beyond her control. That reminds me, finding buttons for this poncho was a nightmare!! Everything either stood out far too much, were the wrong size or the wrong colour. I think I ended up getting a few Beutron buttons which look ok. I'm not 100% happy with the whole thing. Live and learn!!


Michelle said...

Love the blog, Shell! I look forward to reading more as you post :)

-- Michelle