Yarn Along: Wrapped Up Scoop

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

Knitting: Wrapped Up Poncho
This Saturday I'm going to the Madison Knit-In. Two weeks ago when I decided I was going to go to the event I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to have a new knit to wear?" I've had the Colorflow Yarn in my stash for years and have been looking for the perfect project for the long, slow color changes. Found it! I should finish the poncho tonight or tomorrow - just in time to wear on Saturday! I don't think I'll have time to block it but I really don't think it will need it. Is anyone else out there going to be at the Knit-In?
Pattern: Wrapped Up by Susanne Sommer
Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Colorflow Yarn in colorway Santa Fe and Cascade 220 in colorway 8013 Walnut Heather (I think! Lost the tag for the 220.)

This top-down poncho has an i-cord tab cast on. I swear I had to watch the YouTube video 5 times to get the hang of the cast on. Good to learn something new, though.

Reading: Scoop by Jeff Miller
Two middle-aged guys leave their successful careers in London to revitalize and run an ice cream shop and a bed & breakfast in Hayward, Wisconsin in the middle of the Northwoods. At times I have dreamed of owning an ice cream parlor and a B&B (but not at the same time!) so I'm enjoying the read. Plenty of colorful characters keep the story interesting. Typical small-town Wisconsin life. The B&B is still in operation but it's up for sale. I'm curious to see if that is revealed in the book or if I can pick up on any impending doom.          

What are you knitting/reading this week?


fjord girl said…
Beautiful rustic color way on your shawl-looks cozy. Thanks for the book tip sounds good!
Donna said…
Awesome poncho! I love garter stitch.
karen said…
love the garter stitch striping, a design feature that I knit many times, with pendulum and color affection shawls. beautiful colors!
Julie Crawford said…
the stripes are looking great, and who doesn't love squishy and cozy garter stitch?! Great combo.

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