I have had it in my mind for quite some time to make matching garments of some kind for the girls, but I could not decide on the right thing. I did not want to make sweaters - my mom has made the girls several, so I felt like that had already been done - and I wanted what I made to be very girly, pretty and a little different. So after much deliberation and after having the incredible fortune of finding this gorgeous colored yarn at a sale, I decided to make ponchos.
Of course them laying on the deck does them no justice, they need to be modeled. First Bridget, standing still and smiling pretty for the camera:
And Claire, who does not do 'smile nicely' and always has a mischievous grin on her face or is acting all out crazy and silly as you can see here:
The yarn I used for this project was Bernat Baby Cakes - 'Up in the Air' for the main part of the ponchos, and 'Punkin' for the trim. My original plan was to make Claire's poncho in 'Punkin' and then trim it in 'Up in the Air', but the orange was a little brighter than I thought it would be when I started working with it, and I did not want to make her a triangular garment in orange and run the risk of her looking like a pylon when she wore it. So both the girls' ponchos are the same colors, and I have a ton of orange colored yarn to add to the stash bin. Oh well, moving on.
How cute is this picture? We had a lot of fun at our 'Poncho Photo Shoot'.
The pattern I used is also from Bernat. Unfortunately it is not available on their website; I pulled it off one of those pads of free patterns in the yarn store quite some time ago. If anyone is interested in getting a copy of this pattern, let me know and I'll see what I can do
I love dressing my girls alike, and they love it too. They are so excited to having matching ponchos that Mommy made for them. And they look adorable wearing them. What else could I ask for really?