First off I need to apologise to those who may have been reading my blog for a while.
I know that what you are about to see, your first response will be - "But I've seen that before...."
And correctly so.
Ok, that's the long story, now for the short.
Now as a knitter, I have never yet re-worked yarn to make another item. Whatever I knitted was exactly what I was after. So not sure if its age, crochet or something else
The wool was very expensive, but more importantly
I loved the colours!!!!
I wanted to wear this
Hubby knew this and made a suggestion.
Now of course, I poo-pooed the idea. After all what would he really know???
But I started to do some research
Had a good look around the internet
And then decided to modify a charity crochet project
Using the squares and triangles I had made
And I came up with this
Yes, a Poncho
Yep, hubby got it right
(don't let him know though ☺)
Now the neckline did take me 4 attempts to get it so I was happy with it, so it was not exactly a breeze, but close enough
Finally got an item
I WANT to wear
I am COMFORTABLE in
I feel GOOD in
I just LOVE it
And it is so WARM
So you may now be able to spot me in the crowd - ha, ha, ha
Family joke - I'm so short
4ft 11-3/4in, can't even get the 1/4 in needed to say 5ft, they keep measuring me ☺
In crowds no-one can find me ☺ ☺ ☺
Now a couple of things I learnt along the way
- My sewing up of an item is VERY secure, a few mishaps were had in undoing, but were fixed
- I prefer to crochet items together rather than sew - just a personal preference, a bit of the look and the convenience
- And this wool, both Colinette and Bendigo Luxury, held up well to the re-working, mostly 3 times re-worked
Bye for now