Thursday, May 8, 2008

Knitting IFO: Baby Poncho

I have an IFO (identified finished object) to report this morning: a baby poncho!

I created this non-traditional baby gift for my chiropractor's receptionist's baby-to-be (did you follow that???). Lisa, the mama-in-waiting, has gorgeous green eyes, so I'm figuring the baby might, too. I'm not sure whether she's having a boy or a girl, but this should work for either.

I made it from Lion Brand's free pattern using their MicroSpun yarn in Lime. I like the way it knitted up, but it was kind of a pain to work with because it was just a bunch of strands woven together; the yarn easily pulled apart so I had to watch what I was doing or I'd poke the needle through the strands and the stitch would look like crap.

Regardless, I hope Lisa and the new baby love the new poncho!

Next up: I'm about three-quarters of the way done with the Blue Sky Alpaca Baby Bobbi Bear. Really cute! And then I've promised my pal, Ron, that I will make something for myself. I've already bought some scarlet wool for that very purpose and am pondering patterns as we speak. So much yarn, so little time!

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