One of my first orders of crochet business on Friday was to block the cookie poncho.
Using a tub of warm water with a cup or so of vinegar, I let the poncho get a good long soak after which I rolled it between towels. From there, I placed it on the bed in the guest room — one of the few places in the house that is free of pet hair.
Here is one side of the poncho after blocking:
and here is the other:
With the cookie poncho now ready to wear and consigned to crochet history, I was looking for something to work on, and as luck would have it, I didn’t have to look too far.
Waiting as quietly and unobtrusively as is possible for something made in such a vibrant shade of orange, was the afghan I had decided to set aside yet again while I worked on the cookie poncho.
With the cookie poncho done and ready to be mailed, I was out of reasons not to get it finished, so I got it out and got to work.
Here is how it looked before I got started:
and here is how it looked after a I had gotten in a couple of hours whipstitching squares and weaving in ends:
There were (and still are) a number of ends to be woven in, and it would seem that the orange yarn I used came from two different dye lots, but as I move forward on this project, I will firmly set any reservations to the side, get out my bent-tipped yarn needle and continue whipstitching and weaving in ends until it is done.