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Woolease Poncho

Oct 2004crochetacrylic$10mediumhell, no.

Despite the fact that I have yet to (and probably won't) wear this thing out of the house, I had to be sure to post it on this site as it really marks the watershed moment in my crochet career (limited to rectangles at that point) when I realized patterns were in fact not so hard to read after all if you just calm down and stop freaking out. Okay, sure the first few rows I did some scraggly SCs instead of DCs because I'd forgotten exactly what a DC was in the five years since last time I'd crocheted, but ::shrug:: It all worked out in the end.

The pattern I used was: Granny Poncho @ Lionbrand.com. However questionable the fashionability quotient of my creation may be, I take comfort in the fact that at least there's some room to debate whether or not it out-uglies the original.

Definitely chalk this one up to learning curve. I think I'm just not cut out to be a poncho person. Any item of clothing that looks weird as soon as you move your arms from hanging at your sides is just not going to be practical, and "practical" is pretty high on my list of necessary qualities in garments. I do really like the woolease yarn and the colors of this particular shade. Just not for a poncho.

I'm still debating whether to frog this one if I come up with a better idea for using the yarn. Since it's kinda historical in the evolution of me, I'm a little resistant. The rational part of me eyes my bulging closet and tells the sentimental part that if between the two of them they can come up with an idea for something I will actually use, better go for it. Guess we'll have to see...