First of all, lookee what bounty came my way as part of the Candy-Along's candy exchange:
Thanks, Nathania - instead of my usual Friday afternoon slump, I was zinging happily off the walls, babbling insanely about social Darwinism (I don't get sugared up much, obviously). In case you can't make out the details, those delectable bits of goodness are:
Hello Kitty Apple Marshmallow (apple jelly inside)
Bubble Fruits Gum
Candy (HI CHEW
Loved loved LOVED the peach Hi Chews, almost as much for the name as for the sweet itself; all of these were new to me, but no less appreciated. Thanks also to Erica for putting this exchange together!
I finally fringed the gift poncho last night, just in time to give it away this morning.
This was done in the same cotton Katia Portofino from Elann as the red poncho, pattern from The Yarn Girls' book but knit on size 13 needles, so it's got more structural integrity. Initially I hated the tedium of fringing, but the mindless activity grew on me, and now I'm thinking about fringing the red one. Just thinking, mind you, I've still got the Deco-Ribbon top to seam, the Joy tank to finish (the armhole shaping is turning into my Waterloo), the tank formerly known as Lick which I'm ripping out entirely because I suddenly realized that the style is all wrong for me, and this, which I started on Thursday:
Another Yarn Girls' pattern in Euroflax Linen, which I got from them last summer. This is my latest yarn crush, the colors are awesome, it feels great and is supposed to soften with every washing; which, incidentally, can be by machine.
This is not to say that my head can't be turned by a saucy hank of Koigu - - Rob just sent me a copy of the Charlotte pattern, which I'm dying to work up as a poncho now that I've seen Stephanie's gorgeous creation.
Hope everyone's having a great weekend. Happy Father's Day to all, from me & my boychiks.