Hello and almost Happy Friday!
I'm was excited to show this little ta dah moment the first photo I took as it was chucking it down snow this morning. I really wanted a nice white background and the snow was perfect. You can see the snow falling and I had to dash back inside before it was soaked. It still got pretty damn and it was only out there a few seconds. The second series of photos are a bit higgly piggly because I threw it down outside before the dogs came rushing outside and messed up the nice white snow. It was still snowing at that point, but slowing down and I only had my slippers on so I didn't want to tromp around in the snow to straighten it out and get my slippers wet. I know, I'm nuts.
Anyway, this dark green yarn started out as yarn for a cardigan. I tried three different knitting patterns and two different crochet patterns and nothing worked! I was on the last sleeve of another tea leaves cardigan before I admitted that the top of the sleeves were just too tight and I hated it. I threw it across the room in a fit of frustration and cried. Luckily, the Mister rescued it from Beets, the cat and his partner Charlie, the dog, before they got a hold of it and destroyed it. After strong cup of tea and some deep breaths I decided it would be perfect for a cozy poncho to wear while I work. I'm always cold and sit with a blanket wrapped around me, so a poncho seemed perfect. I made the pattern up in my head as I went. I know I started with a chain of 84, which I joined with a slip stitch and then double crochet (US terms) to the 42 second chain where I did two double crochets, chained three and two more double in the same stitch and then at chain 84 I did the same. If that makes sense? Then I just did whatever stitch or colour took my fancy and was in the closest yarn basket.
I LOVE IT!
This yarn just wasn't destined to be a cardigan, it wanted to be a poncho. It took me less than a week and I will definitely make another. Perhaps next time I'll write the pattern down as I go?
I hope all is well with you this week. I'll have another ta dah tomorrow, a sewing project. I've had two successes in one week, its been great and after so many failures it really has got my sewing/knitting/crochet mojo back in full swing!
Toodles...L x ♥