Winter Poncho, aka Harlot's Poncho is complete:
Murphy's Knitting Law #45 - It will take more yarn to fringe a poncho than it will to knit one. Go ahead - after two trips to Hobby Lobby for more yarn - ask me how I know.
Two things I would change if I were making this for myself - make the body a wee bit longer and add increase/eyelet rows at the arms. I like to be able to lift my arms a little higher without the whole poncho coming along. :) But that being said, I think my friend will really like it. Scratch another gift off ye olde Yuletide list!
In the off chance that Stephanie would ever read this blog - thanks for the pattern!
No yarn yet from Elann (I'm starting to get worried!) but the new Knitter's arrived instead.
At the risk of sounding really curmudgeonly, here is my report: Boxy, unflattering shapes; uninspired colorwork; almost nothing that caught my eye. You know it's boring when I don't even bother posting pics to point out how awful something is! I guess that's my assessment - nothing awful enough for me to poke fun, but nothing great enough to warrant an "oooh" or an "aaaah." Just a couple patterns merited an "eh."
Wasn't it just last fall that I was so in love with Knitter's? I'll have to look back at my stack of issues but I swear there were at least 3 sweaters about which I was rhapsodizing. Hmmmmm...might be worth a look-see. :::grin::::
Robbyn! My blue afghan post has been postponed yet again. An FO and a magazine pushed back my blogging schedule. But I'll talk about the blue afghan serendipity tomorrow...even IF the Elann order comes in! Hehehehe