I am embarrassed to have left off blogging for so long. My knitting has been a little slow lately too. I did finally use this yarn that I bought off ebay a few years ago. I really ended up disliking the color, but is is Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande and is very soft, so I didn't want to get rid of it either. Finally I found a little girl who liked the color, so I made her a poncho from it. I really enjoyed knitting garter stitch again. I have been mostly knitting stockinette or more complicated cables or lace, and this was a relaxing change. The poncho is modelled by my daughter Alexa, who is smaller than Marissa, so the poncho slips off her shoulders a bit, but I think it will be fine on Marissa.