One woman’s “fug” is another woman’s object d’art.
Sometime in late December or early January, I got it in my head that I had to have a poncho.
After much rumination, the project began to take shape in my consciousness. My intent was to reclaim yarn used in projects I would never finish and other scraps. When all was said and done, I would have an awesome poncho, and the tangle quotient in my yarn empire would be on a downward trend. I figured I couldn’t lose.
The first challenge was to find a crochet pattern I could use. After searching the ravelry pattern library with the terms “crochet,” “granny,” and “poncho” I found several potential contenders including this beauty from Lion Brand Yarns:
After some experimentation, I found that with an 5.0mm hook, worsted weight yarn scraps, and my personal gauge, the pattern was just right, and while there were a few bumps along the way, today I finished work on this much wanted poncho.
I last wrote about my work on this project on Super Bowl Sunday. I had completed 21 rounds and had a bazillion ends to weave in, Yesterday, I added three additional rounds:
and got to work weaving in the many ends with my Clover bent-tipped yarn needle. After just two days of solid work, I had the body of the poncho done:
In order to make the poncho as stylish as possible, I also made this decorative tie:
After blocking the body of the poncho to give it more drape and make it easier to unfurl the edges, the poncho was completed:
and ready to wear:
This poncho encompasses many aesthetics that are important to me, and I’m sure it will inspire me on many of my future crochet adventures.