Dos Ponchitos

A headless child wearing a nice, warm poncho!..hmmm. I knit this child's poncho with WW blend and added a fun fur trim. Very simple, very neat.

The mesh poncho below was made with Berroco Suede which was fine, although I didn't really enjoy working with this fiber. I don't know specifically why I didn't. Maybe it was the fee

l of it or the way it turns when it's crocheted. Added a bit-o- fun fur here too.

Christmas decorating is complete for this year!
There are two small trees in a corner near the bay window in the living room. One tree is a taller than the other. 
Tree #1 is decorated with birds and small gold balls with a bird on the top. The ribbon steamers don't show in this picture. They are wired white and gold ribbons. There is white tulle around the bottom.

Tree #2 has snow flakes, icicles and white tulle with a white star on top. Around the bottom is a poinsettia tree skirt that I crocheted about 25 years ago. 

My experience with West Nile Virus is that there good days and bad days by which I really mean that there are bad days and worse days. And, that is why there are days when I don't post to my blog. Recently, there have been too many worse days so a reprieve should be on its way. I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with West Nile. Please leave a comment. Thank you.

As for reading, Good Grief by Lolly Winston turned out to be a captivating book with a bit of melancholy for me. A 36-year-old widow ponders cancer, sadness, loneliness, and memories of quiet, fleeting, precious moments. Written with clever, witty, stream of consciousness asides, the author allows us to know Sophie Stanton as she grieves, loses her grip, forces herself through days, reaches to others and says in the end--"Its' OK." Just what my Dad said to me when he was dying.

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. --Myla Kabat-Zinn


Michelle said...

How cute! Love the idea of the fun fur trim. I know a little girl who would love it. (KBS member)

Pooch said...

Thanks, Michelle! Do you think you'll be making a pncho or two?


MysteryKnitter said...

Those ponchos are beautiful! Very beautiful. You have talent in your hands. Keep using it.