Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ta Da!

Remember this....well it evolved,.....quickly at first ...but then it decided it was way too hot for chunky alpaca and stubbornly refused to be finished until we had some proper fall weather
But hey here it is.......Maya's Pacific Poncho (an adaptation of Kat Coyle's Poncho Vest from Knitscene- we resized for an 8year old and worked garter stitch instead of stockinette).
It all came about after a visit to the ocean and Maya's discovery of eucalyptus seed pods (hence the Pacific title).
I'd say Maya knit about 90% of this herself (I only slipped in the odd row here and there when she wasn't looking then realized my knitting was way tighter than hers and it would actually be too noticeable if I knit too many rows).....she even performed a three needle bind off (under supervision of course)!

Maya is now imagining something of her own design......even after the gentle reminders and prods I gave to keep going with this she appears to still be keen! Phew!
The seed pods worked well as buttons (we drilled a hole through the side) but they sure do smell!
I'd say this was a great project to pick for a younger knitter interested in a wearable garment without overwhelming them.

11 comments:

EDNA HART said...

very, very, VERY nice! and Maya and Mom put a personal touch on it as well. It doesn't get any better than that....

kat coyle said...

OMG it is so cute! Bravo Maya!

melanie said...

Fantastic! When I was little I really wanted to learn to sew but my Mum didn't have the patience to teach me (eventually she signed me up for a class b/c at least she knew she didn't have the patience) - nice that this is a project you two worked on together.

*melanie from www.meli-mello.com

Laughton & Patricia Johnston said...

Well done Maya!!

marit said...

Maya- you've done a great job on this! It looks terrific on you, and the "buttons" are really cute:-)

Beth Armstrong said...

WOW - that's gorgeous - I'm so impressed Maya. I wonder if Mum's knitting talent is being passed down the genes? So cool!

Green Kitchen said...

It's wonderful! I bet she remembers the project her whole life, every time she smells eucalyptus.

Just call me Ruby said...

what a fantastic job Maya has done. My daughter says we should make her an honorary member of TLC (teens love craft club) with the added bonus of being an honorary teenager aswell!

She makes a great model too. Glad the maths is over. I'm on my last couple of samples for Knitscene too, good luck xx

Romi said...

It's great! And the model is very very lovely. :)

Connie said...

Beautiful job, Maya! How wonderful that she's already knitting garments. When I was her age, I was strictly scarves, blankets, anything rectangular or square, but nothing else! A sweater just seemed impossible. I didn't make my first sweater until I was 2 years into grad school. So good for Maya for being adventurous and good for you for encouraging her creativity! I bet those eucalyptus pods smell good :)

Romi said...

Happy happy 10th anniversary!!! It's *so cool* that we share the day. :)