Argh. I took on this new poncho project because in my head I'm a great knitter. In reality, I'm a sucky knitter. As I mentioned earlier, I found this great pattern in the Stitch 'N Bitch Nation book. And I spent a few hours over the weekend teaching myself yarn overs, slipping a stitch (um, not hard at all...), and passing slipped stitch over. I even *practiced* the main lace pattern for my poncho on $2 yarn so as not to ruin my nice yarn by repetitive frogging.
Yeah, well, WHATEVER. I'm now frogging the nice yarn as I began my fourth attempt at this poncho.
The picture from the book shows a nice, even lace pattern.
See *my* version of the poncho??? A mess:
I had 15 extra stitches at the end of the fourth row. And that uneven lace pattern? What is that? This thing would fit an entire small village if I keep on knitting. And they would not look cute wearing it.
My solution? I'm taking a class tonight on how to make a seemless sweater at the great Urban Knitting Store. And like a good Scarlet O'Hara, I'll worry about the poncho tomorrow.