Saturday, February 16, 2008

Etsy Baby Shower Donation

Every few months June from Ficklefaerie holds a Baby Shower for the expecting moms from various Etsy shops. I particiapted in the one held in the Fall of 2007 and just recently donated to 2 moms for the most recent baby shower. Etsy is a great community and most everyone is always very friendly. June works very hard to make sure all the expecting moms (or those who have recently had a baby) are matched with a shop who is willing to donate a gift. Since I volunteered to donate to 2 shops, I was contacted by Enthral and Polishedappearances to let me know that we were matched. Here are the gift sets I sent them:
Enthral - 1 pair of "Cinnamon Stick" baby bootees, 2 baby LOVE embellished burp cloths and 2 lavender shachets.
Polishedappearances - 1 pair of chocolate brown SNUGGS, 1 embellished burp cloth and 2 lavender sachets.
You can view other photos Etsy Baby Shower Gift Donations on the Etsy Baby Shower Flickr Site.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hand Knit Mohair Poncho

Ponchos are great any time of year and so comfortable to wear. They can either look elegant or casual. I love to wear mine to dress up a pair of jeans.
I hand knit my first poncho a few years ago using black mohair yarn from Suss Design. The yarn is so soft I love wearing it. I've had so many compliments on it and I just love to tell people that I made it! I recently finished a second one using the same mohair yarn from Suss Design but in soft muted colors of cameo pink, pebble brown and natural to create the striped Neopolitan look.
The first poncho, my black one, was knit using large needles- size 15. I decided for the striped one I wanted a closer knit so I used size 13 needles for this one. I am very happy with the way it came out but, what was I thinking? Thisone took forever to finish!!! I decided to add it to my Etsy shop and see if I would have any interested buyers. This poncho can be worn in 2 different ways - either off the shoulder as shown in the photos or with a V-neck in front.
This poncho is very simple to create. You knit a rectangle that is 32 inches x 56 inches and fold it in half. Then stitch together the top side, leaving an opening for the head.

Have a look inside my Etsy shop, Knitstyle, for more hand knit creations!