It didn’t rain yesterday! First day in a while.
Yesterday at Knit Happens, L-B and I, inspired by the Colinette poncho kits, strove to come up with poncho kits of our own making, not using any Colinette.
This is what I came up with. A brown colorway:
And a colorway in the Official Knit Happens colors:
This is one of the things I love about Knit Happens. L-B and I wandered around, grabbing a skein here, a skein there, comparing colorways, putting stuff back, trying new stuff. Kristine and Liz have so many different great yarns in the shop that it took us quite a while to play with them all. And there were so many possibilities of colorways.
Now and then I’d whine “I need . . . [whatever I was looking for at that moment] and Kristine and/or Liz would produce just what I was looking for. Great customer service!
Then we sat around the table and knitted for an hour or two. What a great relaxed atmosphere. I want to move in.
There were questions in the comments about why my poncho looks different in size from Kristine’s and how we knitted them differently. To the best of my knowledge, we didn’t do anything different in the knitting. But remember, they are being worn by two different people. Kristine is taller than I (though in our photos together you can’t really tell because she was wearing flats and I was wearing heels). And I think she has broader shoulders than I, which explains why her poncho looks a bit shorter on her. The necklines on the ponchos are the same, I think I just had mine pulled down a bit in the front, making the neck look larger.
It’s as simple as that.
Yesterday was spent in doing some serious cleaning, and a bit of serious knitting. I got a fair bit done on Flora’s second sleeve.
Lucy doesn’t care — she just wants food.