Let's not think about the fact it's pouring with rain, that we've had two bed-wetting incidents in as many days, or that I'd put on 7 loads of laundry before 10 AM today.
Let's instead think about the spiced carrot. banana and coconut cake I've just taken out of the oven (Green Kitchen Stories' first cookbook, you're welcome), and be thankful for the Swedish habit to install industrial laundry facilities in apartment buildings. Let's also think of crunchy leaves, woodland walks and cosy layers.
Let's have a look at my latest design for Crochet Now magazine, the Woodland Poncho!
Worked in the round using grit stitch with soft, bouncy DROPS Merino Big (an aran yarn), this is a very quick make for boys and girls alike. Like all my garments, this poncho is designed as a practical layering piece that gives warmth without restricting movement. The pompom could, of course, not be resisted by either myself or the Bean.
For the striped panel I looked to traditional fairisle motifs, while the colours were inspired by the season's last flowers: heather, aster, field scabacious.
I envisaged the Woodland Poncho would be worn by intrepid little explorers on their autumn or winter walks. The little girl the team at Crochet Now used as a model certainly looks adorable in it, don't you think?
Issue 8 of Crochet Now is available to buy in print in the UK now, while those abroad can pick up a digital copy through any of the platforms listed in CN's where to buy page.