Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Sticks!

This is Yarn Ball with Happy Sticks. I just drew it this morning on the computer. A bit of silly fun is always necessary!

Okay, so one of my holiday projects is a black poncho for a friend. It's from the book HOLIDAY KNITS by Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs.

My friend had given me a pound of black acrylic and I had no idea what to do with it. Sarah suggested the poncho and we used two strands of yarn instead of one. There was a moment of panic, after I'd already started, that the neck would be too big and fall right off. It turned out to be fine, though. Hooray!

I had to do a cable cast on, which I had never done before. Once I got the hang of it, I actually enjoyed it. It makes for a pretty edge too.

We took this picture with Sarah's camera phone. Sarah is the lovely model. I'm actually very happy with it so far.


Karen said...

Ooooh! That's gonna be gorgeous! It was great to see you on Saturday. :-)

sarah lou said...

yay poncho de leon! i don't know if that's even close to the spelling for the explorer, but it started with a play on words and i'm sure you got my thought process. hee!

i love ball of yarn and happy sticks!