In less than one month (omg.), I’m doing something that’s pretty huge and kind of scary to most people. I’m getting married. SQUEE! I couldn’t be more excited about it and I absolutely know that it is going to be the best day EVER. And OF COURSE I had to use the wedding as an opportunity to knit something extra special and also practical, like a shawl. Because of reasons… or something, I don’t really know why. I mean, I knit and I like shawls, those are pretty much my reasons.
Now shawls in general don’t really take a whole lot of time to knit, but man… when you’re knitting one for your WEDDING and you’re incredibly particular about things like I am (I can be super annoying when it comes colors and patterns), the whole process of choosing the yarn and the colorway and the pattern takes months. Literally. MONTHS.
Oooh, I Want That!That’s pretty much my reaction to patterns that I absolutely love. Unfortunately, I love far more patterns than I could possibly knit. The combination of wanting to make lots and lots of garments (all at the same time) and not being a super speedy knitter means that there are a lot of favorites out there that get no love from me. So I figure a good way to get them some love is to share my inspiration with you all.
The first time I saw this Oakwood Poncho, I was bringing in the mail, dropped the pile on the kitchen table, pulled out the KnitPicks catalog and immediately shrieked “oooh I want that!”. I had a million ideas racing through my brain before the damn left, logical side of my brain piped up with “but you’ll never make it! you have too many other things you’re making!”. But instead of wallowing in my own inability to knit a garment in one day, I put together a few ideas I had for making this AMAZING looking poncho.