Thursday, April 23, 2009

Project progress.....

I have so many little (and bigger) projects started, waiting to be finished! I love having more than one project going at the same time. Some take more time and attention than others, so i work on what i have time and attention for when i finally sit down to work at night... This is my first attempt at a poncho. It is a super easy pattern i got online, meant to be worn by Lola...Now, i knew the pattern was going to be a bit large for her...She is only in size 24 months and this was meant for a size 2-4 years...However, this finished product is more like a size 5!!! So it is hanging on the rack at The Paper Sparrow. Hopefully some little girl will love wearing it....(the wooden bird hanging under the poncho from the knob is an ornament Seth made for me)

In the meantime, i am back to the drawing board, making another crocheted poncho that should be more like Lola's size. Part of the poncho is on the table above, in violet and yellow cotton yarn... I also started a little cotton hat in size 6 months for the shop. We've gotta keep those little baby heads covered from the hot sun!
Here's a closeup of the colors. I love this yarn as it can be worn by a boy or a girl.

I have a passel of teddy bears started too. Some are waiting for arms, and the others are waiting for faces and to be sewn and stuffed....

And here is an unusual project for me. I saw this scarf on TV and loved it, so when i found the pattern online, i had to try it. It's called a "corrugated" ruffle scarf. It has a crocheted cord running thru the middle that you pull thru and tie to get this "Elizabethan" style look...

but you can also leave it untied and folded in half for a traditional style scarf....
OR open it up and wear it as a shawl/stole. You can see the crocheted cord running thru the piece here....I find it very interesting! What do you think?
(Thank you Carly, for modeling this for me!)

12 comments:

Kate said...

Heh. Nice model!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh i love all of your projects!

it is so fun to see them in all different stages!

Peng Peng said...

you are a knitting queen! I love that ruffled scarf, i would wear it :)
I have a poncho i found at the thrift store, it's one of my fave items, can't go wrong with a good poncho ;o)

Claire said...

Hi Mare! Just catching up on your blog - been so busy lately and not reading many blogs. You have been so crafty lately! I love the poncho. I think you need to make one in your size! I would love that! Of course, it's spring now, and less poncho weather, but for fall, it would be fab. Cant' wait to see the teddy bears coming into "being" - they look kind of funny right now! Good to catch up on all your news!

Mare said...

Thankls everybody! Katie, that model reminds me of somebody else i know....;) Melissa, the way you work so hard, you make me look like a slacker! hahaha Thanks PengPeng..I'm telling you, you'll love knitting. I put off learning the right way all these years and now i can't stop! And Claire, i don't know how you have time to even sit down with your farm and all your critters and projects and work and and and....It's so good to hear from you! :)

Lola Nova said...

all wonderful! I adore the poncho!

teddybearswednesday said...

The poncho is just lovely Mare.
THe lace shawl ( a bit further down the page) is so beautiful , you are very patient and very clever!

Nancy said...

Hi mare have tried to send you messages at mare3@juno.com to no avail......just wondering if there are any plans for mom's b-day yet, we are trying to plan our summer and would love to be in on the plans, let me know......love you nan

Nancy said...

Ps. love your accomplishments as usual

Zitrone said...

Wow! How many projects do you have going? This is very exciting to me since I have three knitting adventures gong at once. I just finished one that was more challenging for me (but once I understood it very easy) and I'm looking for more ideas. I will post a photo, however, of my last scarf. Yes, I'm learning how to post photos, thanks to farmgirl.
Now I know where to come for knitting/crocheting ideas.

Farm Chick Paula said...

The poncho is sooo cute, Mare! And I love the shawl worn the way it is in the last photo- but it looks beautiful no matter how you wear it!

Stacey said...

OK, that ruffle scarf is pretty amazing! I've never seen anything like it--love how versatile it is. And the shawls are so cute. I wish I lived closer to the shop so I could look at it and all the other goodies there. I've added "The Peony and the Bee" to my blog bookmarks. Thanks for sharing!