I made a poncho for her years ago and she still wears it. It is WAY too small for her to be wearing but she loves it. So I thought I better make her a new one so that she can pass the other one on to someone smaller than her to enjoy.
I made it a little on the big side because I knew that she would wear it for a long time like she did with the other one and I wanted it to last. Here it fits my daughter well and she is a few years older. My friend, Ginny, crocheted that wonderful flower for me. She didn’t even use a pattern. She just sat down and whipped one up. I don’t crochet, so I was pretty impressed and it adds so much to the cuteness of the poncho.
When my friend’s youngest girl opened the present she reacted like every knitter dreams of. She absolutely loved it and put it on and didn’t want to take it off. She even told everyone she was planning on wearing it to her baptism that will take place next year. I was so pleased to hear that! As they left late that night she wanted to wear it home and to bed. I call that a successful knitted gift!