I thought I'd enter the crochet section of next year's competition. I must crochet a poncho. I thought ponchos were very 1970s and I'd struggle to find a pattern, but no, there are hundreds of patterns on Ravelry. But, as usual, the competition guidelines are very specific, which narrows it down a lot. I printed out a pattern of a lacy poncho that I liked and took it along to the information day last week. No, no, the experts told me, it's too open a pattern. The book says, 'Avoid patterns with large openings'. Right. I went back to Ravelry and concentrated on another guideline with says, 'A variety of colours, pattern stitches and yarn textures will result in an interesting article'. I think Molly fits the bill:
Just to make the project a bit bigger, I plan to spin the yarn for the poncho. I'll be able to dye small amounts of many colours.