Friday, May 30, 2008

Projects between projects

Just a couple of quickie projects between my big ones. A chilly, overcast, cold day inspired the poncho made out of Little Mamma by Estelle. The yarn is like a really thick chenille wrapped in eyelash. Supa easy pattern, just knit two 25 st. rectangles, on 15mm needles. Voila, wrapped in a blanket to ward off the chilly mornings.

What started as a rough draft for a pattern turned into a project. I wanted to make my daughter a shrug out of worsted weight. She loved the colours and wanted me to finish it. Which meant the second ball had to be found on E-Bay and travelled all the way from the States. But as you can tell from her smile she loves it.

It was tweeked as I worked, just as all good patterns are. She decided that she wanted to bottom to hang over the back of her hands...and then to wrap around her thumb. *shrugs* OK....it that is what she is coming up with at 11 then I am curious to see her fashion choices when she is 16-17.

~Daughter #1

2 comments:

Granny's Girls said...

It is good your knitting small things to keep the issue going.
Wonderful
Luv your sister

Myfanwy said...

How can my grand daughter look so grown up? hey another 5 yrs and she will be driving....rofl
Crap another 4 yrs and I will be ready for my pension , who am I to talk?