Knitting & Embroidering

I am almost done with the Aran poncho…need to do a couple more rows of a crocheted edge. Thought I might do a picot edge, but looking at the pic here it might look too fussy. And I am thinking I will not block this…I like the way the long edge flows and the sheer weight of this thing will block it for me!

I cannot find the pattern I used…I had everything committed to memory. It was not an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, but I did not like the way the top down percentages were figured so went to my EZ books and made it work better! EZ to the rescue!

This pic shows the color better. It has more green than the pic above shows. You can also see the cabling section better…sort of.

Miss Maggie generously broke her frown to give me a smile while modeling for me. The poncho is for me but I do NOT put pics of me fluffy self on the net willingly, so here you see that it is a BIG poncho. Actually fits me very nicely.

And here are my flowers! (See Marianne, I do flowers, too! Not as subtle as yours, though…) Susan’s design, my digitizing and sew-out. These are my experiments…new solo dress client wants these so had to figure out which threads, which center fabric, etc. I like the top right, but from a distance you cannot see those tiny iridescent dots. The bottom right works the best. The flowers on the left were thread color experiments…hard to find the right shade of pink slightly darker than the fabric.

They come tomorrow for a bodice fitting and we will decide.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheila
    Mar 23, 2007 @ 20:04:00

    Nice poncho. EZ is was a great knitter and is still a great resource.

  2. Monika
    Mar 24, 2007 @ 08:59:00

    I’m with you there! No “fluffy” pics of myself. But the aran poncho looks great!

  3. picperfic
    Mar 26, 2007 @ 05:30:00

    oh I love these flowers, wouldn’t they look pretty all round the hem of a little girls dress, or even round the bodice of a little summer dress! Barry wanted to get me a fancy sewing machine ages ago but i wouldn’t let him…you never know, one of these days…oh and I have dedicated my image of the week to Molly! :^)

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