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Without fail is happens….I lose my crafting mojo.
Let’s say it’s due to the change of seasons. Winter lends itself to cozy nights spent on the couch, snuggling with a pile of yarn and bingeing on some show. There is always a need for another hat, a scarf, mittens and those can be created within minutes When the warmer weather hits, it’s time to get mobile and get moving. Sure, I can take my needles and yarn with but it’s finding THAT project which becomes the challenge.
There was the fleeting interest in socks but they have been put on project time out because they were giving me the grumps. Those little needles do not provide the same satisfaction of some hats, scarves, and mittens. These are usually quick project completion for someone like me who loves super bulky yarn and large needles to complete projects within hours. With socks it would take hours to complete one small section of a sock and my impatient self is not having it!
A few weeks ago I, along with other members of the Philly Social Media Moms, were invited to the new A.C. Moore at the corner of Broad and Chestnut in Philly. While there, I picked up three rolls of Premier Sweet Roll in Wild Cherry Swirl thinking I would be inspired. Inspiration came in the form of one rising senior, The Bee. You see, her color for senior year is red and what better way to celebrate the beginning of her last year at school than with a personalized yarnthing.
My original plan was to make little things for The Bee and all of her friends but I could not find that certain something that provided a “wow!” for five girls. I’ve already done headbands, hats, mittens and besides, who wants headbands, hats or mittens in June in Philly?
Nah! I needed something quick and adaptable for summer fashion but practical for cool nights. The Bee started talking about a poncho I made for her when she was “so much younger” (her words) and I decided that was the project.
After a search on Revelry and the inter webs I found a pattern from Lion Brand that had the lacy look I wanted but called for heavier yarn. After making a few adjustments I cast on and got started.
So far, the Lace Poncho pattern has been really easy to follow. Once I was able to get a rhythm going with the pattern I was able to knock out a few rows with ease. I am hoping to get this finished in the next few weeks to have it ready for move-up day!
Follow my progress with this piece over on Instagram (I’m on there as sayitrahshay).
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