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:

nancygrayce said...

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!

Susan Scheid said...

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!

Jackie Jordan said...

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!

Joanne Noragon said...

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

Anvilcloud said...

Looks like you did a fine job.

Jinksy said...

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.

Carolina said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back - beautiful poncho!

MorningAJ said...

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

Stella Jones said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Lyn said...

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!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well Jinksy, what are mothers for, after all?

Jinksy said...

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. ♥

Jinksy said...

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

Jinksy said...

And now my home made pattern instructions have been posted HERE

Maggie May said...

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

Sandi McBride said...

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

Gerry Snape said...

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!!

Jinksy said...

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

Jinksy said...

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

Jinksy said...

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

Jinksy said...

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

chiccoreal said...

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~

Doctor FTSE said...

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

Kate said...

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.)

merinz said...

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

Margaret said...

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 :)

Jinksy said...

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