Saturday, 25 February 2012

Here I Am!

Bless those of you who have remarked on the conspicuous absence of  Napple Waffle recently. I can now reveal the culprit which took over most of my spare time during daylight hours...this!

OK, so I only took one photo and didn't check I'd got the whole thing in the picture.
But the pointy bit at the bottom, looks exactly the same as the
rest, anyway. Hehehe!
You see, last time my daughter and her family came to see me, the weather was decidedly chilly, and I lent her my poncho to sit in. "Oo, Mum I'd like one of these - but I'd need the neck a bit smaller..."
So I can take a hint...
I had a rather large cone of a wool and silk mix tucked away in a 'safe place', so after they'd gone home, I started on the first of the 192 squares it took to complete.
The wool had not been washed after spinning and dying, so it had about it a somewhat pungent aroma of sheep and chemicals, as well as a rather coarse feel.
But a machine wash in Woolite worked wonders. It now smells sweet and feels as soft and cuddly as one could wish. Normal service may well be resumed forthwith...

My home made pattern instructions have now been posted on In Tandem, for those who wish to have a go at making one for themselves.

29 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! I know your daughter will be so happy! So sorry I haven't been by lately, but I'm going to catch up!

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  2. I keep writing the same thing, but it's only because it keeps on true: you are amazing! Beautiful comfort and comfortable beauty in that poncho. Brava!

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  3. What a beautiful garment, blouse, right? Your talents are unsurpassed. My daughter, 24, has a cottage industry going on FB. She crochets hats and caps for babies. Maybe I'll try to get some photos and buy the publishing rights from her - she's all about the $$$ ... Lovely girl!

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  4. You are a wonder. When will you spring it on her?

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    1. No surprise to spring! She virtually asked for it. LOL! And she did try it on before it was finished, to make sure it'd fit her shoulders properly, as well as be long enough on her arms.

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  5. Another wonderful woolly wizardous (new word) work ;-)

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  6. Nice to see you back - beautiful poncho!

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  7. It's LOVELY! Do you have a pattern for it?

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    1. I didn't have, but I worked hard this morning to make up some instructions for you, and anybody else who would like them! They are now posted on In Tandem

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  8. It's beautiful Jinksy and I adore the colour. Please can I have a copy of the pattern?

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    1. As I said to Morning AJ, I had no pattern, but I've emailed you such instructions as I've managed to write down this morning. ♥

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    2. And now my home made pattern instructions have been posted HERE

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  9. Looks warm and comfortable. I know she'll love and enjoy it.

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  10. Penny, you are indeed a woman of many creative talents. I think this blue poncho looks cosy and inviting and from where I sit (in a damp and chilly room in China), it looks like something I would love to be slipping over my head!

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  11. Well Jinksy, what are mothers for, after all?

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    1. I thought they were the original, unpaid, maids of all work, made to be all things to all men? LOL

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  12. That is beautiful and reminded me of the ones I made in the70s. They seem to be coming back with a vengeance as I've seen several people with them lately.
    Love the colour.
    I also don't seem to be blogging much. So many other things to do but don't lets give up because you are all brilliant friends out there.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    1. I bet your fingers are busy all the time Maggie - you probably need two more hands, same as I do! :)

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  13. Gee, wish I were blood kin, I'd be saying "I'd love one of these" lol! It's lovely!!!
    hugs
    Sandi

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    1. I have written out the instructions...hint, hint...

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  14. I declare that there is no end to your talents!...this is so beautiful and I love the colour.I think I'm wasting my time!!

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    1. Would that be because you are blogging, instead of wielding a crochet hook? LOL

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  15. Dear Jinksy: Oh you are SO talented~! I love ponchos and the blue is to die for..it is gorgeous! I would love to try this...so I will sneak a peek over there at In Tandem. Jinksy: I was wondering what you meant by "double word verification" is that from Scrabble? Oh. I get it~! Hahah~

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  16. A black one, please, to go with my sombrero and high-heeled boots.

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  17. Beautiful Penny! Well done. Now I'm off to look at your instructions...
    (Coincidentally, I am painting a work at the moment that features a sweater pattern.)

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  18. Its beautiful! And as a fellow knitter (or knitwit) I know that work that goes into such a well crafted item.

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  19. Jinsky... this is lovely! Can you please forward me a photo of Doc's with his sombrero on? ha ha

    Really, this is so special. I have baby blankets both grandparents have knitted/crocheted and I treasure them. I have one poncho that I have been knitting for almost ten years now... ha ha. (they are very nicely done stitches, I will add... just never find myself sitting (other than at the computer)...

    I can see, though, that you are very talented. Pattern "language" is not easy for me to follow as I am a beginner (even after almost ten years :)

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    1. If the Doc ever buys a sombrero and high heeled boots and can send me a picture of himself, I should be delighted to begin crocheting a poncho for him at once! But I think you'd best not hold your breath! LOL

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