Poncho progress

Just a quick update, lambing season is over and the poncho is almost done! We have 14 beautiful new lambs-more on that soon, and this poncho has saved my life. It’s easy and mindless (always a big stress buster) and has given me something to do while waiting for lambs. I’ll be honest though, I probably wouldn’t have finished if it wasn’t for my friend Stephanie. The day I started swatching for the poncho she came over to hang out for an afternoon of knitting by the fire while our boys played. Stephanie decided right away she was going to make the same pattern, and settled on the same yarn too. I haven’t had a friend with the same article of clothing in years….we’re going to look adorable! After about 4 inches in we both decided this pattern was way too boring not to have a race to the finish….looser buys the winner a pedicure. Yippee!  Stephanie and I got together at a local park on Sunday, it was a gorgeous, sunny, perfect for knitting outdoors, kind of day .  We relaxed in beach chairs and worked on our ponchos while our boys rode bikes. I’m about 10 inches from the finish, I fear that Stephanie is beating me by a couple of inches, but it’s not over yet. We folded Steph’s in half on Sunday and tried it on her. We love, love, love the weight of the fabric and the drape this yarn has made. It’s going to be perfect!

I’m off for now to finish skirting our remaining fleeces so I can deliver them to the mill tomorrow.  I’ll be dreaming of the new yarn until the mill works their magic and we get it back. Wishing you all a happy spring!  Jen



One Response to “Poncho progress”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Kelsey, we’re loving this yarn!

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