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WandaT
09-25-2007, 06:16 PM
I had been wanting to play with multiple fibers in one project so decided to throw all these wonder fall colors into this poncho. I love how it came out and am dying to make one with black and jewel tones!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1205/1439131593_ea5b0d347a.jpg

A closeup of the stitches
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/1439991442_7509dd7b7e.jpg

And this is a felted tote I made to use as a project bag ... all from scraps! It's a little short, but I ran out of yarn! LOL

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/1439131455_575200c7e9.jpg

inside:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1234/1439991296_9f87ba9664.jpg

TFL!
(Ugh! I guess I don't know how to post the pics big enough to see - can someone help?) or you can go to my website ...

mwhite
09-25-2007, 06:20 PM
:yay: Great work, Wanda! I wanna see the closeups!!!

Jan in CA
09-25-2007, 07:54 PM
I'd like to see them larger, too. On Flikr click the link that says "more sizes" or something like that and then copy the URL. Like the screenshot.

Samsam
09-25-2007, 08:23 PM
I took a peak at your blog and you make really pretty things!
:heart:

Brandilyne
09-25-2007, 09:35 PM
Wanda, I checked out the closeups on your blog too and they both look fantastic! All of your projects are so fun and colorful! I love that black and pink purse too! :inlove:

WandaT
09-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Thanks everyone! and thanks Jan!!! Your instructions worked!!!! Brandilyne, I love that black and pink purse too ... that was my DD's request. Now I want to make me one! LOL

Sunny_Singer
09-25-2007, 11:09 PM
I love the poncho...

What glorious colors.

I never thought of mixing types of yarns before.

The costs of some of these natural fibers are so high the very thought of trying to do a full project with one is daunting. But if I tried your way it might work - thanks!

nannaknits
09-25-2007, 11:12 PM
I generally don't like the looks of poncho's. But your poncho is so pretty. I would wear that one in a heartbeat. Oh wow is it pretty, I love the color combinations and the way the texture changes with the different yarns. You truely are talented. Thanks for sharing, Dottie

nonny2t
09-26-2007, 06:02 AM
They are both lovely!

WandaT
09-26-2007, 06:03 AM
Thank you so much! I love the poncho too, but didn't know if others would. I had all of those odd balls in my stash and combining them was so much fun! I had started collecting odd balls when I found them on sale/clearance and loved them but didn't have a clue what I could or wanted to do with them. When I started seeing projects like this, I knew. Of course that just gave me permission to enlarge my stash and keep buying ... LOL

PS - what I did with the poncho is just take random lengths and tie them together (in the same striping sequence though) and wound the ball on my ball winder. I'll tell you it was pure pleasure ... only one thing better! :D

KnittingNat
09-26-2007, 07:00 AM
That looks great!

Slim
09-26-2007, 07:25 AM
Wow! What a beautiful poncho. I've been wanting to make one for this fall, and I want it to look just like yours! Thanks for posting.

PurlyGyrl
09-26-2007, 09:06 AM
:heart: Wow! Beautiful work. Poncho is gorgeous and the purse is fabulous! :thumbsup:

GinnyG
09-26-2007, 09:15 AM
Very nice on both counts!

dustinac
09-26-2007, 09:23 AM
Love the colors...great job :happydance:

MerigoldinWA
09-26-2007, 02:39 PM
Love your projects!! What a clever and daring use of yarn on the poncho, and the result is fantastic. That would be so fun to wear!