Monday, 29 December 2014

In the Bleak midwinter......

    So it has turned cold down here on the south coast but the days have still been sunny and clear which is my favourite winter weather. I love walking over the ground crisp with frost and watching the weak winter sun glinting through the bare tree branches. The little ones have enjoyed breaking the ice that has formed over puddles!!

At the end of November I saw a beautiful crochet poncho being blogged about (Lazy Daisy Jones crochet poncho) , I don't often do this but I knew I just HAD to make it so I rushed out to buy issue 25 of Simply crochet magazine and a suitable amount of yarn (I chose an inexpensive acrylic one as this would be my biggest crochet project to date, and I wasn't sure I could do it!!). I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my evenings snuggled up on the sofa with my creation in progress.

  I have made my poncho longer than the instructions suggest as I wanted the front to finish below my waist, and I chose not to add the fringe at the last minute as I felt it would just get in the way! I used a simple picot edging, Lucy at Attic 24 created a wonderful wave edging for hers (Attic24 cowl neck poncho). I think if I were doing it again I would stick to the magazine's suggestion and use single rows of colour rather than two together, but other than that I am very pleased with it. We try to conserve as much energy as possible at home and add a jumper rather than turning the heat on straight away so the poncho has come in very handy already!! I would love to make a mini sized one for my daughter but I think my next crochet projects will most likely involve making baby blankets as I have a couple of friends who are expecting.

  Please excuse my bizarrely posed photos - I am new at this and have a lot to learn!!
             Thanks for reading!
                           Su xx


  1. woohooo its lovely! and thank you very much for the link!!
    bestest Daisy j xxxxx

  2. Awwww! so kind of you to drop by!!