Cross Country Poncho

I have been enjoying crocheting shawls lately. Maybe it is the ability to actually wear something I made, or maybe it is the speed in which a shawl stitches up. I just know that I like it. I made two shawls for Christmas gifts this year. Now I want one of my own.

I headed over to Ravelry and started my search for a shawl for ME…. hmm… what do I really need and what will I actually wear? I am a real estate agent, so I want it to look casual and professional. I finally found it!

Isn’t this great?! It is a FREE pattern by Two of Wands. I was so excited that I immediately ordered a few skeins of yarn. Just look at this luscious yarn! They are all Berocco Brielle, and they are super wash merino wool from Willow Yarns. Don’t you like the denim looking fuzz?

When you buy yarn in a skein, it needs to be wound into a cake or it will get all tangled up. A nifty yarn ball winder makes the job a breeze! I bought mine on Amazon several years ago. It is a life saver!

It only took about an hour to wind all 7 of my skeins into the beautiful yarn cakes. It is a bit tricky to find a a chair, or in my case the upside down legs of a step ladder, to “rest” my yarn on while I gently led it through the loops. It worked though.

I now have four cakes of usable yarn. They make me smile:). I love the look of the crossed yarn pattern. I can hardly believe that I actually wound these myself. They look so inviting!

I guess it is time to get out my hook and start stitching. I am actually going on a trip to Thailand next week and this is going to be my take along sewing. It should be an adventure!

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