I finished my poncho last night whilst watching the Bucs vs. Colts Monday Night Football game. Man, what a game. It was hard to do the fringe when I had to keep looking up at the tv to see who just scored a touchdown! Final score 38 Colts 35 Tampa Bay. What a heartbreak. At least I have a fring-y new poncho to show for it!
I used Bernat Boucle and Patons Divine Mohair stranded together. The pattern is the Winter Poncho from Yarn Girl’s Guide to Simple Knits. It knit up really fast, less than a week! The only problem is that I think I cast off too tightly because if I had sewn the neck up completely, it would have been too tight to put over my head. So I left a bit of one side seam open and I think I’ll use a pretty satin ribbon to lace up the side that I can undo when I put it on and take it off.
Tonight I’ll be working on putting finishing touches on things I’ve set down and not looked at in months. The neck striping and snaps for Bim’s HWBS, a button and snap for Melissa’s purse, a button and snap for my sister’s purse, duplicate stitch star and moon for the J&M HWBS.
I leave on Friday for Greece. The excitement is happening. I’ve already told the family that I am staying with that I’d like to go to a yarn shop while I’m there. They said no problem. Sadly, my English -> Greek language book doesn’t have the word for ‘yarn’ listed. Somehow I think the language of knitting is universal. 🙂