Ponchos Ahoy!

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Photo courtesy of Bo-M at blogspot.com

A while ago, I happened upon a photo on one of my frequent adventures through the wilds of Pinterest. This poncho was something I absolutely had to make, because whose life is complete without a poncho? No one’s. Right? Right. *nods head*

Anyway, I scoured the internet in search of the pattern and found, to my horror, that the designer just doesn’t sell them. Dejected, but not beaten, I decided any poncho was better than no poncho. So I took to looking for another design that I liked and, to my amazement, I found a pattern for sale that looked almost identical to the one I had seen! You can bet I spent my lunch money on that bad boy.

Here’s what it looked like when I eventually finished it (and yes, I am wearing it as we speak):

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Yes, gaze upon my masterpiece!!!

If you’re making your own poncho, leave a comment and let me know how it’s going!

Visiting the Local Yarn Shop

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Today I decided to pay a visit to my local yarn shop. Usually, I get my yarn from Michael’s craft store (employee discounts are always a plus). The quality varies, but they’re cheap-ish and the place is easy to get to.

The Enchanted Needle is a small, but quaint, little shop located on Steeles Ave West in Woodbridge, Ontario. Shelves stocked up with beautifully dyed yarns always makes me happy. I did promise myself not to be lured to bankruptcy by the siren song of pretty colours, so I only bought two skeins… I’m sorry, mom!

For those of you who are interested, today’s haul consisted of Malabrigo Arroyo yarn at 27$ a skein. The colours, a combination called “Volcan”, are a beautiful blend of reds, rich browns, and a hint of dark, warm green. They reminded me of my favourite season, Fall! Now, I just have to figure out what to make with it. I probably should have thought of that first.