It’s Going to be a Poncho

All things considered, I am making great strides to complete my knitting bucket list for the year. I’ve finished the last of my 2015 projects, and my Waterlily tee even double counts as a tunic. (It came out a bit long, so I’ve been wearing it with leggings.) I dabbled in colorwork and even managed to finish my beginner project, although I still want to give Fair Isle a whirl. We’ll see. I’ve knit one sweater from Home & Away*, and I am determined to knit at least one more this year.

Swatching up a poncho in Puna Amano alpaca.

Progress, people. Progress.

Next up: the poncho. The yarn has been purchased (four skeins of 100% alpaca Puna Amano sportweight in misty grey, I believe). I almost wish I had a worsted weight and perhaps a darker shade of grey, but this will do just fine. One can’t always expect a LYS be stocked with absolutely everything. Sometimes a knitter must be flexible and leave a bit up to fate AKA The Yarn Gods.

Swatching up a poncho in Puna Amano alpaca.

The Amano has knit up quite well, as scrumptiously soft yarns tend to do. Swatched. Pinned. Dried. Not curling. Generally behaving. The future is bright.

I wonder if the neighborhood alpacas will be offended or flattered when I wear it to give them their daily treats this later this fall.

Swatching up a poncho in Puna alpaca.

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along. and happily reading Mother Tongue*, which is written by one of my all-time favorite bloggers.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Tina May 25, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Lovely looking swatch, I love alpaca.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise May 25, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I cannot wait to see this poncho! I love the stitch design 🙂

  • Reply zeta (kalianapodi.wordpress.com) May 25, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Great stitch and yarn. Can’t wait to see the poncho finished.

  • Reply Miss Manitas May 25, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I love the color and pattern … can not wait to see the finished poncho !!

  • Reply Caroline May 25, 2016 at 7:09 am

    aak that yarn is gorgeous!! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished poncho

  • Reply stephanie young May 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    poncho is going to be great!!! (of course, it is…it’s grey!) Thanks for sharing that blogger and book……interesting!

  • Reply Stefanie May 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Lovely yarn; love seeing that halo of alpaca softness. Pretty color too.

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