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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

When Bad Ponchos Go Good!*

Apparently the Luscious Gracious Girls disagree with Martha & all those book publishers about ponchos being "in." Here they are out, or at least out of our knitted stash. Apparently Saturday was Official Recycle Your Poncho Day in the Hall Hartley Household.

Lily is modeling The Dress Formerly Known As Poncho. Notice the tassels!

This was a pink poncho last week, but with a little un-seaming, re-seaming and a pretty collar it is now a dress.

Below is a lovely butter yellow poncho modeled by the equally lovely Jaclyn.

This poncho is no longer poncho-shaped, but destined to become a lovely baby blanket/nursing wrap for an expectant friend.

A third poncho, which sadly I have no before or after picture to show, has now become Kiki's favorite wrap. She uses it constantly now that it has cooled down to the 80s! Too much yarn goes into a poncho to let it sit unused due to high fashion concerns. Wear Them or Recycle Them!

I've also done a little recycling lately. I added some purple to this photo of Central Park. Of course the original is in the "What's New" section of the photos, since it is only 2 years old! You think it might be time for an update over there?

Anyway, here is the new and improved version. Central Park in color infrared, with a little extra colorwork.

The girls have been getting ready for Fall. Lucy knit this fancy birthday scarf for her friend Sofi.

When we asked Sofi's mom if we could put her picture on our blog, she said of course, and told us to Google Sofi to see more about her on the www. It turns out Sofi is quite famous for naming the Mars Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity"! You can read all about it and see her with a model of one of the rovers here. Congratulations Sofi, Way to go!

Lily made this lovely picture to celebrate Fall! Don't you just love all that movement?

Not to miss out on the recycling theme, the girls found this old Burger King chicken mask, which was apparently important enough to move all the way from Indiana. One of them took this creepy self-portrait! I am terrified of birds so it is extra spooky to me. Consider it a Halloween preview!


*No offense to those who love ponchos, Kiki thought hers were just plain ugly. No pretty ponchos were harmed in the making of this post.


At 7:40 AM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Rebecca said...

The "new" dress looks very cute. I love it!

At 10:34 AM, October 12, 2005, Blogger illanna said...

No need to apologize for cutting ponchos... ponchos are out! I am being very controversial! Maybe there will be some sort of poncho war between the poncho haters and the non-poncho haters (AKA crazies) in your comments section now! I love the ponchos, I think Lucy's scarf for her friend came out beautiful, and I really like the poncho AFTER pictures. Hey isn't that my birthday card?

Great post. I tamed a honeymoon stallion for you.

At 12:08 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger Letoya said...

I love the Central Park photo. Kiki, described so well that I couldn't wait to see it.
UH OH! You might start a new poncho converting trend. It's too cute!

At 4:23 PM, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Sister Muffy/Aunt Mel said...

What beautiful models you have! And Steve, I am loving the old pictures. I still enjoy looking at some of the ones I have that I dug out of one of your "reject" boxes! You guys are all too groovy!

At 5:42 PM, October 22, 2005, Anonymous Sissy Muffy said...

Hall-Hartley's - where are you???? You are missed!


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