Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog post the other day! With your help I finally decided on a pattern: I’m going to use my own Dancing Hearts Wrap pattern to make the wedding poncho, using this lovely WolCafe yarn!
I know the pattern isn’t technically a poncho, but because it’s made up of motifs, I can easily transform it into basically any shape I want.
So, I grabbed a 6mm hook (intentionally larger than the pattern or the yarn calls for – I did this to help with the splittyness of the yarn, and to yield larger motifs, making the final garment drape better), and began making my flowers! I decided to just make a big stack of them, and then piece together a shape afterwards, instead of planning the shape beforehand. I started working from the center of the skein, so the colours go from brown to orange to red.
… quickly became two.
… and soon I was looking at flower mitosis!
I love the subtle gradient that runs through the flowers!
Here you can see I’m already getting into the red part of the yarn; there are a couple of red strands already weaving their way into the flower.
Right now I have about 15 flowers, and I’m halfway through the yarn. I hope I have enough flowers to create a poncho shape, but if that won’t work I’m just as happy turning the flowers into a nice wrap!
One flower takes me about 15, 30 minutes to make, and I’m confident I’ll be able to finish this before the wedding, which is in 7 days. I think I’ll join the flowers with a nice brown yarn, or maybe orange…
I’m also planning to DIY another part of my outfit – if I finish it in time I’ll definitely show you the how-to on my blog as well! But we’ll see; I’m usually a bit ambitious when it comes to deadlines ;)
Have a great weekend!
ps I’ll post the winner of last week’s giveaway later today; stay tuned! :)