I have finished Hell’s Poncho, and lived to tell the tale.

Actually, it’s not done yet — there are supposed to be little flowers embroidered on the purple part. But they’re blocked and give-able, and the party’s tomorrow. I’ll just have to snatch them back for a few days…

The boring stuff:
Flower Power Ponchos from Nicky Epstein’s Barbie Doll and Me
Knit in Knitpicks Merino Style (Petal, Asparagus, Rhubarb, and Iris) on US6 needles.
Pattern modifications: I wanted to make the poncho for an American Girl doll instead of a Barbie, so instead of using lighter weight yarn for the doll’s poncho, I used the same weight as the girl’s. Worked out perfectly.
Started 8/20, finished 10/09, (all but the embroidery, that is).