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