Monday, July 16, 2007

The Half-Blood Poncho

After a whirlwind 10 days of devoted knitting, my sister's birthday poncho is finished:



I used about 3 1/2 skeins from Handpaintedyarn.com, in the "Lettuce Violet" colorway. (FYI: The yarn was more vivid than pictured online, but that's the gamble with a kettle-dyed product.) The pattern was free, courtesy of Lion Brand, but you have to be registered there in order to see it.

And why the title, you ask? Well, I was racking my brain, trying to figure out why the color scheme seemed so familiar, when the answer dawned...



Very fitting for these last few days of waiting for Book 7!

In less exciting news, I'm going to have to cool my knitting heels for a few weeks. There's a spot on my wall that's calling for a gigantic cross-stitch sampler. Hopefully, the knitting will forgive me upon my return. :)

5 comments:

Robin said...

The colorway does look like the book cover!

ruth said...

Love the shawl. That book cover is certainly different to the South African edition! Ours is totally black with gold writing.

Wool Girl said...

Gorgeous poncho - your sister is so lucky! :)

Axelle said...

Gorgeous colors, K! What a lovely present!

Have you read Book 7 yet? I'm dying to know what you thought of it!!

Amanda said...

You do have a lucky sister!

I wanted to tell you thanks for your support regarding my MagKnits pattern. Thank you so much for your kind comment!