Saturday, November 28, 2009

Finished Poncho!

Tah-Dah! Whew...finished this up last night.

This is the front neck line.

And a closer view of the stitches.

I laced up the back (which can also be worn as the front).

So....here is the front. Like?

And the back! Like???
I'm not sure where to start about telling y'all about the pattern, because it is all in my head!! I am toying with writing it up for my etsy shop. The hardest part was weaving in the ends!!! Let me tell ya, I thought I was going to get a serious case of burnout from having to weave in those ends. But, the pain of dealing with all those ends was worth it in the long run, because those bands of colors are so worth it!

The crocheted flower choker is something I whipped up last night...After I finished the poncho I looked like a lost child!!! My hands had nothing to work on, so I picked up my crochet hook and a ball of this ribbon yarn (which I also used in the poncho) and cranked this out. I think it looks pretty with the poncho!

I am off now...to make some snowmen!!! Yay!

18 comments:

Brenda said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors you put into it. I do not like to weave in ends myself. Very time consuming.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Like? How about LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a fabulous piece of artwork! I love how the rectangles are joined and then the neckline is filled in. The lacing is a nice touch too. Very classy and stylish I would say!

Nice flower choker too.

MGM

Just be happy! said...

this is fantastic!!!

Alhana said...

I LOVE it!
I am looking forward to that pattern. :-)

Kar said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I'm sure if you write up a pattern you will be able to sell it. Gorgeous!!!

xxxx

henryrae said...

Stunning!! Your work is amazing.

Maria said...

Wow!! It is lovely and the colours are so warming

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Oh my...I LOVE this poncho!! It is absolutely stunning! I would certainly buy the pattern - I hope you do write up the pattern for your shop! Would begging help?

Have you seen this youtube tutorial by Megan Mills on hiding ends as you work? It's awesome and seems to work really well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ahp_jwvAw

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Kate, that video is off the chain!!!!

aeonie said...

What a work of art!! I love visiting your blog! You are truely inspirational!

Glo said...

Dawn I love the poncho and the tie the front makes it all the better. Fabulous colors, work!

pinkviolets said...

You are so clever Dawn, and must be such a quick worker, how long did this take you??

pinkviolets said...

You are so clever Dawn, and must be such a quick worker, how long did this take you??godse

Crochet Mom said...

It reminds me of a Mexican Poncho. You must have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! Congratulations!

Debb said...

Very, very nice... your color, tone and yarn choice is always so lovely... very lovely

Jill said...

I'm in love, this is beautiful. Your work is gorgeous and always unique. Thank you for sharing.

tamdoll said...

Gorgeous!!!
The colors are fantastic.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too...I've been trying to post and read and catch up and your website has me breathless as usual!
Taking a break now and going to view your previous posts.
Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

I would love to buy the pattern, please let me know when you put it up for sale, I am sure you will get many buyers.