Monday, January 16, 2012

Pink Poncho and PJ Pants

Oooh, I had such a nice day Sunday, plunked down in front of the TV and next to the fireplace with my knitting. I watched movies streamed on Netflix and knit away all day. I finished my pink poncho ALMOST, but ran out of yarn. I will have rip back a row or two to bind off.
 Grrrr. This yarn is Dune by Trendsetter, and is partly mohair and does NOT rip out easily. I quit trying last night to avoid ruining everything. Despite this inconvenience, the poncho is the most luxurious feeling wrap ever. I paired this with Merino Cashmere and did two rows of each, using three balls of Dune, which I got half price or $7.75 (breaking my vow not to buy anymore yarn, which lasted like 9 days, geesh.) and three balls of the merino. I sorta used this pattern.
 

On Saturday I sewed three pairs of pj bottoms using another pattern from my old Stretch and Sew collection...and didn't have to make a new copy, since the last weight/size I had made. yay! It is available on Ebay here.

Last time I posted a pattern found on Ebay, the seller wrote to thank me, because a blog reader bought one. There are pages and pages of old S&S patterns on that site. Amazing. I only wish I had more garment fabric in my stash. These stirrup pants were all the rage, in 1985. ha! I just eliminated the stirrups and added ribbing. Very cozy to sleep in.

5 comments:

  1. It's more tedious but you can cast off with a crochet hook by lifting the stitches over each other and then tacking down the final one. It works if you're out of yarn.

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  2. 1.what Myrna said.
    2. put your knitting in the freezer for a few hours and the mohair will rip out like a dream.
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  3. Loving these very cozy items. That poncho looks so warm and snuggly, perfect for lounging. For the pants...Do you sew knits on a sewing machine or serger? It seems ribbing is not easy to find. Where do you buy good ribbing?

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  4. I went and looked at the patterns from the 70's...I had a lot of them already! What fun to see "groovy" patterns again! And Disco clothes! Bell bottoms were cool. Mod...

    Oops, my age is showing.

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  5. I really like your comfy PJs. Wonder how in the world you matched the ribbing to the fabric so perfectly. Did you DYE IT!?

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