Friday, July 27, 2012

The Poncho my Mother Made

Here is the poncho my mother made for me when I was a toddler. I remember wearing it until it no longer squeezed over my head! There's a photo of me when mum first put it on me and it reached down to my toes! I got a lot of wear out this, and 40 years later its still holding together.
The old cherished poncho my mother made for baby me, using Paton's Bluebell
Mum used the 5 ply Paton's Bluebell for this, which you can still buy from Lincraft. I have a few vintage balls, some with the old labels still on. The poncho has started to felt in places after many washes, mum says she just chucked it in the washing machine! A couple of clusters are unravelling, so if I get a chance I might repair it.
vintage balls of Paton's Bluebell, which is still available
This is a precious thing I remember from my childhood which my mother made especially for me. Its the special things that are handmade by someone you know that are the most treasured.

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