gobble gobble

I have a thing for food magazines, and right now, it seems I have a thing for food magazines that talk about turkey:
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This is ironic, since I have no idea what we’re doing for Thanksgiving. I want to try this whole brining thing, but when I think about fixing a Thanksgiving meal, I just get tired and begin wondering which restaurants will be serving turkey dinners!
My current project is one I’ve kind of kept under wraps because I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. It is a poncho. Yup. When I confessed to the Hedster that I was knitting a poncho, she laughed and said she had one when she was 13. Yup, me, too. My mother made it, and it was pink and purple. I think she crocheted it. I loved it. So maybe I’m regressing? I tried to tell Hedi that it was just going to be an indoor poncho, but we shall see. Here’s the back:
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It’s the MiniChic poncho by Bonne Marie. I love her patterns. I am using some nasty Lion Brand Homespun, which is 100 percent acrylic. I like the color, though, and I like that it will be easy care.

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9 Responses to gobble gobble

  1. Taya says:

    I had a poncho in First Grade. It was red plaid and had a matching skirt. Nana made the outfit and matching ones for my cousins.

  2. Em says:

    My childhood was poncho-free, which was a considerable feat, considering I was born in the early 70s. Maybe I need to make up for lost time. My only problem is that I would want a black poncho and I can’t see myself knitting that much with black yarn.

  3. Silvia says:

    Yeah GREEN! Cute poncho! What are you going to do for the neckline? I’ve got a store bought euro poncho but don’t wear it much. I never know what to wear with it. What’s your plan for outfitting it?

  4. Rose says:

    Much to my surprise, I never had a poncho when I was a kid… My mom used to stuff me into a parka… Felt like the Michelin man.
    I guess that’s why I only wear ponchos or ruanas now… ;-)
    Have a good weekend!

  5. kay says:

    if you do brine, it’s a piece of cake. it’s basiclly taking your whole turkey and putting it in a pot of water that has salt and some spices in it..

  6. melissa says:

    i love the color too! actually, that color is very much like what I will paint the dining room.

  7. Meg says:

    Why’s Lion Homespun nasty? Bonne Marie herself used it to make a pullover for Knitty, didn’t she? Pretty color – I love green, too.

  8. Gabrielle says:

    Two words – Turkey Breast! Making a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey makes Thanksgiving MUCH less stressful. Email me if you want some pointers. p.s. I am totally jealous at the number of times you go to Portland!! I love it there!

  9. betsy says:

    You’re totallt in style with the poncho thing. I was in a year store yesterday (A Good Yarn in Baltimore) and not only were 3/4 of the samples ponchos, but THREE customers came in who were starting or finishing ponchos! (I think I was scarred, or perhaps merely scared, by the ponchos of the early 70s.)
    I am generally anti-acrylic, but I must say -people LOVE Lion Homespun! Your poncho will be very cuddley.

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