Hi, my name is Penny, and I want to knit a poncho.
Ever since Stephanie posted a pattern for the Very Harlot Poncho, I've been itching to make one. However, I couldn't find yarn that I thought was appropriate. So, I waited, and waited, and finally, I found this. It's hand dyed Uruguayan merino wool. Very soft, and has quite a bit of lanolin left in it. (I bought some merino from them last year, and almost had a coronary. It's my very most favorite yarn.)
Now, you all know about the hurricanes in Florida, right? Well, the warehouse that holds the yarn from Uruguay is IN FLORIDA. And I can't get my yarn until the USPS deems the weather okay for mail. I was thinking, yarn isn't a very good natural disaster weatherer. Floods, tropical storms and hurricanes will mess it up. I know it's very thoughtless and cruel of me, but I want these bleeding storms to finish so I can squish my new yarn!! And besides, Stephanie is posting links to people who have made their ponchos...I don't want to miss out!!
You know, I've even seen ponchos at stores in the mall...mostly pale pink or black...like JCPenney's, Foley's, Mervyn's California, Fashion Bug had some pretty blue ones...For crying out loud, it's still high 80's low 90's here and I'm having a hissy fit about yarn for a poncho I wouldn't be able to wear for a month anyways! Oh please, don't let my yarn get soggy....isn't it the prettiest purple you've ever seen?