October 12, 2010

Poncho!!



She's wearing it to school today...
The final episode in the poncho saga! It's ready! Done! Finished!

But I'm working already on the sequel. Another poncho, for little sister this time.
I took a slow start on that one. Or maybe not really. I almost finished one panel when I decided it would be too small. That's the problem with knitting. Especially, when not using a pattern. Sure, for the poncho I had an example. I even made notes. But my experience with knitting is that you never/ not always know, what you'll get. Unless you work from the book, use the right yarn, knit the sample as indicated... which I never do. I usually start with some yarn, some knitting needles, an idea and lots of trial and error. I consider it being a process, where I might have to redo things over and over again before getting it right... But in the end I get there or, worst case scenarion, the project ends up in the closet.

Don't you worry, though, little H., I will finish this one!!

How do you knit?

9 comments:

nicole/brussels said...

wow,echt een mooie poncho, de kleuren zijn zéér geslaagd! en hoe mooi is mijne lieve M.ermee! mooie foto's van mama Pascale, al wat ze doet, doet ze goed, mijn dochter waar ik fier op ben!

Laura said...

Love the poncho! The colours look great knit up!
I usually knit things somewhat according to a pattern (ie. mittens) or where gauge and size don't matter too much (scarves). I have yet to commit to knitting something big (like a poncho, sweater or blanket)!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Great Poncho....Love the colour!
I usually have a pattern to start and then I play around with it a bit...not too much but enough to personalize it :-)

jan said...

great pics (good timing/posing-interaction), great poncho. & great model off course ;-)

ton frère - your brother
J

Maryvonne said...

Ik ben ook erg van zelf uitproberen en vallen en uithalen. Maar van een goed patroon(van rowan bijvoorbeeld) met de goede wol en de juiste maat pennen is ook wel heel bevredigend! Nu bezig met mutsen en sjaals voor de meiden.

cindy said...

i don't! wonderful poncho and love the photo shoot for your cute girl. one down, one to go!

Andrea, the little collector said...

I've done a little improvising myself. It's true! You never know how it all will turn out. At the same time, I once followed a sweater pattern to a T and it didn't turn out any better than the one I winged it on. Go figure! Carry on with creative improvisation, I say!

baukje said...

Looks great on her. Well done.....

meisje van vervlogen dagen said...

I love the color of the poncho and how well it fits with the mozaic on the wall. There's something about knitting, I see it everywhere around. You did a nice job without even a pattern!

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