I finished the Going Home Poncho yesterday. You need to sign in to use the link, it is at Lionbrand. I made the poncho for my daughter and she loves it. She is building quite a wardrobe in the Monet yarn from Coats and Clark. Below she is modeling it wearing it on the side. I think it looks great either way.
I am planning on making her a hat to go with the poncho and Scarlet has designed a pair of wrist cuffs that will match this poncho. So she will be fully outfitted when all the parts are completed. I used an "N" hook. And the yarn was kind of lightweight so it came out much smaller than expected. So I added 10 rounds, which also made it longer. The purple I used on the edging and collar is also from Coats and Clark in Lavender. She is happy with it and that is the important part.
I want to make me one of these also but will be using the Homespun yarn that is called for in the pattern. I would like to get it made before I go so I can wear it on the plane but don't think I will have time. I will be using an Olive Green and Autumn color yarn in the painterly series of yarns at Lionbrand with their Homespun. More on that later when I begin.
The second project I completed yesterday is a pattern that I was directed to by Susan over at Chipmunknits. It is such an easy pattern and can be found at Wheelchair Wrap. It is a super easy pattern and of course I had to add my own touches. I added the rose and leaves and made the rose a button closure. I also added a round of lime green scrap yarn I received from June at She Spins Wool. I think it was perfect to off set the Monet color. I sure have used this yarn a lot in my projects. It comes in 1 lb. bags with 3 skeins and about a 1/4 of a fourth. I like working with it but it is getting tiring using the same color all the time. So the green was a nice refreshing change.
I wish I had made the rose in a different color, it would have stood out more. But I tried to get this close up of the rose and leaves. I used an "I" hook for this project.
Today I hope to work on my squares again and also the scarf to go with the pink Durango hat from a couple days ago.