|Blossom modelling her poncho for Mummy|
Having completed her poncho, I then went out to specifically purchase a larger crochet hook and some heavier wool so that I could also have one... It turned out beautifully, but I think my tension was a bit too tight and personally I felt it could have been a little bit longer at the sides. So I thought I might make myself another one using a 9mm hook, but Spotlight didn't have the 'natural' coloured wool that I'd been using so I ended up buying this gorgeous green coloured wool (that had originally caught my eye, but I'd been set on natural) instead.
Then in the meantime, before I could start on the green one, Blossom decided that I HAD to make her little friend a poncho like hers for a birthday party that was the very next day. So I powered through it like a trooper - from 11am that morning until 1:30am the next morning (along with all the normal daily distractions etc) and actually managed to complete it in the one day! I was rather impressed with myself, I can tell you! I think by then, having completed 3 ponchos my tension was getting a bit looser and so this little girl's poncho was a bit bigger than Blossom's, and she was only turning 2! Oh well, it should fit her for a while!
|Size comparison - same pattern, 6.5mm vs 8mm crochet hook|