and I have just the perfect yarn for the job.
I had originally thought of using this alpaca I had spun earlier this year for a cardigan pattern I want to make but I think it will work much better on this poncho.
I've managed to get a pretty good start on it in the last couple of days. I struggled a bit with all the seed stitch as I'm not a big fan of switching back and forth between knit and purl but I do like the texture and look of it so with my eye on the end result I pushed through the first bout of it. Then there was a fair amount of chart work where I had to actually pay close attention to stitch count and yarn overs and such. Most of that had to take place late at night while the gardener and the little hooligans were all fast asleep. Distractions and knitting charts just don't go together well, if you know what I mean.
I'm into the long stretch of mindless stocking knit now while staring at the fire with my feet up.