Patience is a virtue of the strong

Hello everyone, Kirstin here! We normally hear from Mom and Dad on Friday, but I’ve finally made appreciable progress on a project I’d like to share. I’m working on a “ponchette” (I’m pretty sure someone made up that word), which is kind of what it sounds like…a small poncho. Here it is so far, with just the bottom rows:

Grey Ponchette Far Grey Ponchette

It doesn’t look like a doily. If I repeat that a few more times, it’ll become true. I’ve been working on it for two weeks straight, probably around 40 hours worth of work, and I haven’t even gotten to the part of the pattern where you decrease for the shoulders. The reason is this fingering weight yarn I’m crocheting with. 

Centolavaggi Lace Weight Yarn Grey Lace Weight Yarn

It’s a lovely heather grey that practically shines, but it is so fine. Each of the fans is actually nine triple crochet stitches (a lot of theoretically large stitches), and they’re still less than an inch across. And it doesn’t look like a doily!

The yarn is Italian. An Italian friend asked me in yoga the other day, as we were both struggling to stay peacefully in a difficult pose, if we have this saying in English: “Patience is the virtue of the strong.” I’ve always heard the first half, but the bit about strength somehow makes it less trite and school-marmy.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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4 Responses to Patience is a virtue of the strong

  1. starproms says:

    That is very pretty. Unusual colour too. I’d like to see it when it’s finished. It reminds me of the Jane Austen knit book I’ve got here. Lots of things like that in it.

  2. Aunt Geri says:

    It is beautiful – hopefully the “patience” required is bringing you some “zen” moments of relaxation and enjoyment. I am sure it will turn out most lovely!

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