Yarn: all scraps, most leftover from projects for Jackson, all wool with the exception of two colors that have a little alpaca thrown in
Pattern: "Children's Poncho #243" by Diane Soucy, Knitting Pure & Simple
I knew this would happen. Jackson HAD to have a poncho too, since he saw me knitting one for his sister and suddenly had poncho-envy. I cast-on, assuming that he wouldn't wear it since it just didn't really seem like a "Jackson" thing to wear. Because of that, I used only scraps. I'm still committed to the yarn diet for this year, but since I had such little faith that this garment would be loved, I wasn't even willing to use "real" yarn from my stash. Only scraps from the Scrappy Boy's sweaters.
He liked it as I was going along and even helped decide which color would go next. But during the official try-on this morning (once all the knitting needles were out of it, since he "can't try anything on with knitting needles in it, Mom!") he squirmed and writhed and made the most horrible faces. (I so wish I could have captured one of those faces for the blog...)
So, I guess Amelia has another poncho in her future. And the most action you get to see with this poncho is watching it dry as it's blocking.
The next project is definitely for Amelia. Definitely. (Already cast-on this morning for the Helena sweater. SO excited for this overload of cuteness. Stay tuned!)
(And, oh yeah, I haven't forgotten about my supposedly monogamous love affair with my Forest Canopy Shawl. It's cool. We're just taking a break and seeing other projects for awhile.)