Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's A Wrap!

After yesterday mornings necessary shopping trip to replace the glasses Phoebe ate, I got serious about finishing that poncho. As I started laying out and sewing on the roses with stems and leaves I got more and more excited to see it completed. Adding roses {or any flower} to an item ALWAYS gets my blood flowing!

The pictures make the crocheted poncho appear to be more of a true red than it actually is. The color is labeled "antique rose". Needless to say, I LOVE it. I knit the roses up in a pretty off white and the leaves and I-cord stems are knit from my favorite soft green baby alpaca. I'm pleased with the vintage look this color combination conjures.

Of course, I did require some feline assistance {all doggies were napping at this point}. Mercedes felt that she should oversee the final touches to make sure they were purr~fect!
As for the new glasses ~ they are too cute & I really like them. Sadly, however, they were fresh out of rose colored ones. So, I opted for a soft navy blue to match my baby blues! And really, looking at life through rose colored glasses is a state of mind nobody can take away from me anyway!
Without further ado, here's the finished garment. Hope you all like it. I'm glad it's FINALLY a wrap!

13 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Amazing and beautiful, Danette. I love the roses and the winding green stems. So elegant and sweet. Great job! I love it!

LaTeaDah

Patti Cakes said...

Very beautiful. The color is lovely.

Bridget said...

Wow - Danette, that is a work of art! Congratulations on finishing it.

Dolly said...

My jaw just hit the floor!
Oh My GOSH......
That is soooooo beautiful!
I can't believe you finished it so fast!
I love it..... Danette!
The roses are the icing on the cake!
That is it I coming over for knitting lessons! :-)

Hope you had a great weekend...
I just got home and am checking in on my favorite friends!

Warm Hugz,
Dolly

P.S. Gabby is such a precious lil angel!

Danette said...

Thanks Girls for all the wonderful comments! I'm so glad you like the poncho.
And I would LOVE for you to come for knitting lessons Dolly. Wouldn't we have a grand time?!
The rest of you come too!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

LOVE the poncho! Beautiful colors. I esp. like the vining leaves!

Too funny about bad puppy getting your knitting, hehe...
Shame about your rose glasses too, but the blue ones will look great on you.
Love all the goodies in the backgound.. the mantel, the shelf, gossip bench, rose frame and platter.... drool!

Awe, little Gabby fell asleep on the desk! Ol' Elvis just crooned her to sleep!

Kathy said...

You are just way too talented, Danette!
xo...Kathy

Tracy said...

LOVE the poncho, Danette! The rich wine color is lovely...and the roses are the perfect extra touch--simply elegant! Beautiful job...So glad you got your glasses--it's great to see! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Becky said...

You're right, those colors are wonderful together! And where is the picture of you in your new specs? I can't wait to see them! What I'm most excited about is to see Mercedes on there! Hooray for her debut on the blog!!

Lallee said...

The poncho looks beautiful! I'm glad you are able to see it and appreciate your work.

Kathy said...

This is so awesome I say that to mean the full word I am in awe over your talent! It is sooo beautiful, I want to come for lessons to but, you could lesson me for days and I still wouldnt be able to come close to your talents with knitting! I am so proud of you(in many ways)!!

Liz said...

Your poncho is adorable! How cute!I can't believe how fast that was...

~Liz

MrPuffy said...

It's just stunning! Wonderful creative piece of knitting art. Honestly, how could anyone not love knitting and crochet!!!

BTW, your flower dishcloths in your latest post are so incredibly cute ~ love them :)