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17 Mar 2005 The Coming Home Poncho-WTH?
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I admit that I get Lion Brand’s newsletter. I signed up for it through registering for their site in hopes of getting a hold of something I was interested in.

I mostly ignore the newsletters. I do admit to clicking on one around Christmas time when they advertised a very cute knitted Santa hat in various sizes (that I considered making and realized that no one would wear so why bother?)

Anyhow, upon Martha Stewart’s release I got a very excited e-mail from Lion Brand about her poncho! They were WORKING on that Patten! Blah blah blah.

The pattern links showed up today.

The poncho is okay. Not as good as some that I’ve seen circulating around the web. I wouldn’t wear it personally, but I’ve seen very few ponchos that I would consider if I were not overweight (which, IMO, would make me look like a very dumpy something or other).

I simpley don’t understand the fervor.

I think Martha has great ideas. I’ve read her magazine and watched her show and even use some of her products. I’ve never had a problem with that, but really? All that? Over a poncho? And not even a CUTE one?

I don’t get it.

Knitting process on jelly bean striped sock has stalled. It’s in the car and I am unmotivated to go after it.

15 Mar 2005 Hello….
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remember me?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. In fact, I rather wonder if I’m still apart of the knittig blogs list. I’ll check that after I’m done here.

After all this time, I still have no pictures to show for my work. My sassy stripe socks are buried in the laundry somewhere. My regatta simple stripe socks are dirty.

I could take a picture of Eric’s fuzzy feet,b ut those are feeling over done. They look like my mom’s but greener and bigger.

I am also nearly finished with another toe up sock in Lion Brand’s simple stripe in their jelly bean colorway. I’m really enjoying working with that yarn. It’s very easy to knit with and even making simple socks turns out a pretty good finished product.

What is happening is that I’m ending up with small amounts of odd balls of sock yarn. I had planned on making Emily socks out of hte leftover, but I’m uncertain that I have enough. I’m busy pondering using some of hte cream patons kroy I have to do the toes and heels to save the patterned yarn for the rest of the foot.

I am trying to decide if I want to do that next or move on to something else. I really enjoy knitting socks. I also have a friend in need of a baby gift too.

I promise pictures as soon as the laundry is done…