There is nothing more rewarding to me than completing a project. I love finishing and this project was no different. I had the fortune of visiting Do Ewe Knit? during the wool walk and they had an exclusive kit which happened to be a poncho. Now, if you didn’t know, now you do….I LOVE ponchos. The Easy Folded Poncho was my first and I have been hooked every since. The only thing that stopped me was the small needles, ya’ll know I am lazy. LOL! I am so very happy I decided to make this poncho. The pattern is called Footloose & Fancy Free Poncho by Brenda Castiel and the yarn is from Three Irish girls yarn in the Springvale DK in the color way Smoke in the water.

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It took me 3 weeks to make and I enjoyed every minute. I almost didn’t do it because of the provisional cast on, but I pull on my big girl panties and did it anyway. The texture generated by slipped stitches really pushes this over the edge. I am truly pleased with the colors, I had to call it Shades of Gray, how could not. Do you see how the gradient just gently glides into the next hue? This yarn, listen this yarn here is 100% merino and it blocked like a dream. Although it is late June, it was chilly enough for me to wear it today. I was like a kid and I couldn’t seam it up fast enough. The mattress stitch is truly magical and I was feeling mighty proud of myself.

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IMG_5865So you know I couldn’t wait to put it on and model it! LOL here you can see for your self IMG_5885

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Knit on my fiber friends…knit on

~GG