Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Toddlin' along

The toddler poncho is finally off the needles! Unfortunately, I don't have a darling toddler to model it, so I have to give you this very static (almost alien-looking) shot of the finished garment.



I actually knit most of this on vacation, then set it aside when I became distracted by the self-striping socks. This week, I finally pulled it back out of the bag, added the hood, and called it done. My kitchener stitch finish on the hood isn't as perfect as I'd like (that darn yarn kept catching on itself) but I think it won't be noticed. Also, the colors on this are very different than what I expected. This photo doesn't show the true colors very well, but there's a lot of dark red and purple, and I'd hoped for a little more variations on pink.

I'd been debating about adding fringe (which the pattern picture showed) but when I ended up with only a TINY bit of yarn at the end, that made the decision for me! Four skeins of Noro is enough to invest in this, I believe.

The only other consideration would be to possibly add a pom-pom at the point of the hood, or perhaps a small tassel on each point of the poncho. I may have enough for that. What do you think?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there Westie!! it's gorgeous!! I think you should do the pompom on the back of the hood.. that would be soooo darling!

Doc Lucy said...

I vote for the POMPOM!!!!!!! Super cute Poncho! I just might have to make one!

Karen said...

I love it! I vote for pom pom as well!

Thanks for the kind words on my series of projects. :)

zibibbo said...

ooh pretty pretty pretty! Adorable pattern and love those colors. Pom pom on the hood would be perfetto!

Lisa said...

That's beautiful! Makes me want to have kids right now so I can knit them one. ;)

DebC said...

Oh that is so CUTE! (secretly wonders if her two yo son would where it, nahhhhh) I also vote for the pom pon on the hood.

Bonne Marie said...

I vote for a POMPOM on that FABULOUS poncho...

I love seeing little kids wearing things with pompoms!

Anonymous said...

great poncho. wonderful colors! great job.