It was love at first sight ...
Have you seen the poncho from Simply Crochet issue 25?
When I saw it I knew that I had to make it for me! But without the fringe, I do not like fringes at all. They never seem to stay clean and neat with me. But I decided that I would think about the border later on, I ordered the yarn immediately. I had worked with Drops Nepal before, it is a chunky yarn, a mix of wool and alpaca and therefore quite gentle to the skin.
I chose all shades of red, pink and purple: grey purple for the cowl neck and the border and all the different shades for the stripes: deep red, red, cerise, medium pink, powder pink and mix purple.
It was so easy to start with this project. Hooking up these rows with a 6 mm hook works up extremely quickly and soon I was able to start with the stripes. I chose the colours randomly, using the main colour grey/ purple once in a while. Soon I had done the 16 rows of the original pattern.
But as I do not want the fringes, I will continue with the "granny double crochets" until the length is fine with me.
I happily crochet row after row and in between I squeeze myself a fresh juice from apples, pears, carrots, beetroot and fresh curcuma (it is said to be very salutary). Something fresh and healthy to get well soon.
Take care of yourself!