Well, now that the hat is done except for felting, I thought it would be a good time to go back and pick up Alison’s long-suffering poncho. I hadn’t touched it since before my dad died, and the last time I was working on it, I was in the middle of threading a longer cable needle through the stitches. Believe it or not, I have one 52″ cable and one 40″ cable connected together in my Denise Interchangeable Needles, and the bottom of the poncho is spaced comfortably around. This thing is HUGE! Hopefully I’ll be finished with the poncho sometime soon, especially sometime before ponchos are all the way out of fashion again!
So, how is this for justification? Because Alison’s poncho is so large, I need a small project to take in the car, right? Sure, I do! I discovered the Latifa scarf on Knitty recently, and I just have to make one! For the color blocks I chose several shades of KnitPicks Andean Treasure, and for the ruffles I picked a varigated yarn from Morehouse Merino Farms in the “Berry” colorway. All of these yarns are so soft; I can’t wait to cast on! I think this will be my car knitting for some time to come. The only thing I am not looking forward to is weaving in all of the ends that will be generated by each color block plus each ruffle. So I hope this doesn’t turn out to be yet another doomed project. Wish me luck!!