Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Poncho in Progress

last Friday I wrote a post about the poncho I found

on Saturday I bought wool to make my own version

and on Sunday I couldn't help myself, but had to start on the first squares

it has been a while since I made full size granny's

and I enjoy making them a lot !

extremely colorful, more colorful than I would choose myself

but I still like the combination

and it is a challenge to me to make a poncho that has the same feel, 

but a slightly different lay out than the original

while making these squares I am already sorting out my personal favorites

and of course I had to include the tulips in the pictures

the first ones I found here that were not in full bloom yet

so we can enjoy them to the maximum


something else I am enjoying since today

is the hard copy of Gatherings that arrived in my mailbox today

my first publication !

if you haven't seen it yet, you have to take a look at Heather's website soon

unfortunately she faced a bug in the subscription version, and to compensate that

for a limited time she offers the magazine free of charge through this link

so if you are interested in our full emigration story 'From Amsterdam to Toronto with Love'

click the above mentioned link ~ my story starts at page 114 and includes some of my own favorite pictures

grab a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and enjoy !


  1. I've just started to crochet and my aim is to create some glorious granny squares, just like yours!!! maybe, one day...!!!!
    Good work and colours!
    xxx Alessandra

  2. It was very interesting to read about your move from Amsterdam to the Toronto area in Canada! I loved the way you've been making that rented house into something you can call home. The photos are all lovely. How lovely to work from home too! I'm glad you included the link to read the magazine on Heather's website!
    I see that the granny squares for your poncho are coming along nicely!
    Have a beautiful day!

  3. sweet grannys... i've started to do some, but it's so boring and exhausting to me.... but i really like grannys, so i had to do them!

    (sorry for my english, i know - it's tragic)

  4. Hoi Maaike, gefeliciteerd met je artikel in Gatherings. Erg leuk om de achtergrond over jullie verhuizing te lezen! Bedankt voor het plaatsen van de link.
    Ik ben ook erg benieuwd hoe jouw versie van de poncho er uit gaat zien.
    Groetjes, Anne-Marie

  5. Wonderful progress you have made there! Since I was not working yesterday, I took a look at the Gathering magazine and was able to read your article. Sounds like you have had an adverturesome and happy first year of married life!
    Loved the article and the pics,btw
    Hugs, Gerri

  6. ANNEMARIE'S CROCHET BLOG ♥ ANNEMARIE'S HAAKBLOG maakte ons attent op jouw blog. Ik vond het zo mooi dat ik mij direct aangemeld heb als volger van jouw blog. Niet alleen je werkjes zijn prachtig, maar ook je foto's stralen klasse uit. Veel liefs uit een koud en nat BelgiĆ«.


  7. CONGRATULATIONS! What a great feature. Really nice. You should be proud of yourself as I know most of the pictures (if not all?) are taken by you yourself. Fab! So happy for you. :D ♥♥♥


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