While the knitting of this project did not actually take too long, it seemed like forever. But the poncho is done!
This was my Camp Loopy 2 project, started on June 27 and finished on July 9. I used 8 skeins of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted in the “Eaven” colorway. I used almost every bit of my yarn — 1560 yards.
The poncho is 26″ long measured from the bottom of the turtleneck to the hem. The bottom edge has a knit facing that is folded to the inside and sewn down. The circumference at the bottom of the poncho is a whopping 109″ — but I wanted it this way for complete freedom of movement.
I did actually try this on (indoors with the air conditioning on) and am very happy with it. No modeled photos as yet because I was by myself at the time of the trying on.
The pattern will be available in the near future.
This week I got a “review copy” of an upcoming knitting bag from della Q: the Cleo Yarn Caddy.
This is a medium-sized bag — 12″ tall and 8″ wide. It is made from a cotton fabric and is fully lined. Inside in the lining there is an open pocket on one side and a zipped pocket on the other side:
There are large pockets all around the outside.
On Monday I put my lunch and my knitting in the bag, and my pattern in one of the outside pockets and took it to work with me.
The bag performed beautifully. There are a few things I particularly love about it., First, it has a flat bottom so it stands up nicely. Second, it is lightweight, something I appreciate very much. Third, even though it is lightweight, is maintains its shape beautifully, due to (I guess) fairly sturdy interfacing throughout. And this helps with the standing up on its own.
It’s a bag that you carry in your hands or by looping the straps over your wrists, not a shoulder bag, and this actually is something else I like. I can’t carry bags on my shoulders due to back issues, and so many knitting bags are made to be shoulder bags. And when I carry them in my hand, they almost drag on the ground because of the long straps.
So in my book it is a winner!
It will be available for sale in LYSs towards the end of August. However, you can pre-order the bag (available in two different fabrics) on the della Q website. Shipping from della Q is also expected towards the end of August.
And I happen to know that The Loopy Ewe will be carrying this bag. 🙂 So you could also get yours there and take advantage of their frequent shopper benefits!
Speaking of Bags
A heads-up: Next Wednesday, July 18, Jordana Paige is selling her imperfect bags to raise preeclampsia awareness. More information on her blog!
Speaking of The Loopy Ewe
Sheri announce the parameters for Project 3 of Camp Loopy! I’ve ordered my yarn — have you?
But until I can start my Camp Loopy project on the 27th, I’m doing something insanely fun:
Mitered squares knit from Noro Kureyon (color #276). Kureyon, how I love you!
“I’m sure Momma is making this for me, so I’ll sit here and watch it.”