Saturday, July 01, 2006

Poncho Monkey Off My Back!


One completed Poncho modeled by the recipient, my beautiful niece Cassidy. Please ignore the detris of slip 'n sliding and focus on the fact that she is happy with her handknit poncho. She asked for blue back in April, so I did this in Plymouth Encore worsted colorspun. It self stripes and can be washed in the machine. I know her mother, she would hate anything that couldn't be washed.

I wouldn't want anything for an eight year old that couldn't be washed either.

So the big family birthday party and barbeque was a success. Much meat was consumed. Many MFAJs consumed by non-driving guests.

My son, too tired to argue, took this. Yes, I know my "Irish Tan"
(or as you probably think of it, sunburn) is the same color as my Picovoli, but it is the finished Picovoli!

As you have probably noticed, I don't generally post pictures that I am in, but I'm really pleased with the sweater. I made it a little longer than the pattern called for because, trust me, no one needs to see my tummy. Other than that and a couple extra cast on stitches under the arm, the pattern was knit as written.

I really love the pattern and the finished sweater. The yarn is Rowan Cashcotton DK. I just couldn't face any more cotton. I figure I will be able to wear it year round except on the hottest days. It will look cute under a suit.

I love the shaping, I loved knitting it. I will definitely knit another.

I'm going to bed now to contemplate all the projects I can choose from now that I have completed another deadline poncho.


renee said...

Congratulations!! The poncho turned out nicely and it looks like the stress was worth it since your niece looks pretty pleased! The picovoli looks very nice on you - good job!

Chris said...

Yay!!! The poncho is very cute - and very done, probably the best part??

The Picovoli turned out great and looks fabulous on you!! :)

Anne said...

Very pretty poncho - and well done on meeting the deadline!

Knittymama said...

Yay! Knew you could do it!

The sweater looks great and makes me want to actually make something for myself. :-)

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Your picovoli looks terrific!! Nice work! : )

Beth said...

The poncho and Picovoli both look great! That's a very nice picure of you, too.

Lauren said...

It's a great sweater. I've never used any RYC yarns but I imagine it's soft and lightweight. Nice pictures!

Tygher Knits said...

That Picovoli does look good. Maybe when I graduate to larger projects than dishcloths and scarves I should try one. :)

Kelly said...

The Picovoli does look great. I am glad you had a great BBQ. Love the Irish tan, I am currently sporting one as well.