Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Heidi thought the poncho was a kid size. I wanted to show it is adult size. I will be making smaller ones also.
These are the buttons that have inspired me to knit ponchos. I showed you the stack of yarn on the other entry, well, that was only the beginning. If Eric looks at these buttons, he will know what color yarn will go with the bottom right. His favorite.
Bill and I went to Walmart and I went back to yarn to buy (one) that is 1 skein of yellow yarn. Ok, we went a little crazy. We picked these buttons to work well for teens. Had to but yarn for them, right.
The bottom buttons on the right, I liked so much I bought them twice. They will be different yarns though. One poncho using these buttons is almost finished. I will show you when I complete it. The fringe is not fun to do and I force myself to finish one completely before I go on. I ended up with more yarn than I bought the first time. Maybe I need a store.


Heidi said...

The bottom button sets on the last photo are my favorites. I think that combo is so cute. I think those will look great on the ponchos but they all will. I can see some little girls being thrilled with them. Now stay home and keep warm and rest so you can feel better. Knitting will keep you busy while you do! And that is an order from you little girl. :-)

Love and hugs ~

Heidi said...

Wow! That is much bigger than it looked in the other photo.

Love and hugs ~

BittersweetPunkin said...

Pretty buttons Nancy! I remember we used to have handmade ponchos all the time.

Beatrice said...

The buttons are beautiful.
I love the Poncho you look terrific in it.
The red one is also stunning!

Linda said...

Oh, I like that looks great! You sure found some cute buttons...My favorites are the green and the purple ones...the high fives ones will be fun too.I hope you share each poncho you make. Happy creating...hugs, Linda

Tam said...

I just love that poncho and it looks very nice on you Nancy!
The buttons are great. I can't wait to see them on the ponchos.
Thanks for the kind blog comment over on my end. :D

Sonja said...

Whow, what al beautiful buttons! Never saw those before. And the poncho looks coozy and warm, something to wear sitting on the couch by the tv or to put on if you go in the garden and don't want to put on a coat.

Angela said...

Well, Nancy, i can see why those buttons inspired your creativity. They are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the brown and blue ones that you bought twice over. the poncho looks so lovely on you I felt I could reach right into the computer screen and give you a big hug. I look forward to seeing what other lovely things you create.

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hazel said...

Hi Nancy, I love all your button but my favourites are the red ones in the top picture. The poncho looks so nice and warm.
I take it by Heidi's remarks that you are not feeling so good, take care and hope you are well soon.
Warm hugs,

Amy Marie said...

I love the pink, purple, and brown/blue buttons. Super cute. You sure do keep yourself busy!

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
I love the colors of ponchos you are making and I can see how the buttons would inspire you! Hope you're having a good weeked.
Hugs, Rhondi