It’s Saturday

Have you noticed my posts are becoming weekly events instead of daily? That saddens me – I wish I had more to talk about/more time to talk about things that aren’t happening.

Anyhoo….

 I have a confession. I haven’t picked up a stitching needle all week. Why?

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The poncho is done. (Sorry, no pretty smiles here – it’s Saturday morning, I am not about to get all dolled up for a photo. 😉 ) I finally finished it yesterday at work and it turned out beautifully.

I used this pattern, and once I got the pattern figured out it went quickly. This is a very easy project, but the instructions make it very difficult. Basically it is a two cornered granny square (?) with three rows of single crochet for the neckline. I did make a few changes. I didn’t have the right size hook for the project so my guage was smaller than the pattern called for. So I had to add 9 extra rows to get my desired length. And I decided not to go for the scallopped finish as I wanted this to be a bit more casual, so I went with a fringe finish. Overall, I am quite pleased with the result.

A close up of the stitching itself:

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While I am here, let’s do the SBQ for this week, shall we?

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:

What proportion of your stitching is for your own personal use versus gifts?

I very rarely keep any stitching for myself. Infact, I can count four pieces total, ever. All my current projects though are for me, so that proportion will be going up in my favour.

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12 thoughts on “It’s Saturday

  1. Rebecca

    Your poncho looks wonderful, even headless…hehehe
    Missing you this week as I get ready to load the light, coffee pot and stitching in the car and head to Dani’s…hope you can stitch with us in spirit.

    Reply

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