Let me explain the name....I've been asking my teenage daughter if she'd like a poncho, she told me she most definitely did NOT want a poncho. Period. Knowing how popular ponchos have become, and knowing that she, like most teens, will eventually want to look like her friends, I told her I was going to buy her a big bottle of ketchup. "Why mom?" "To make it easier to eat your words when you change your mind"
Weeks go by, and while I'm trying to organize some of my yarn, I show her this scrap of vintage Bernat Dorlaine that I had gotten in a grabbag (again from eBay) and she said Mom, that's pretty. If you were going to make me a poncho, I'd like one out of that.
Luckily, I had found more of the Dorlaine, in the same color even, on eBay and snapped it up before someone else found it. She and I went through the poncho patterns online and found one she liked..and the Ketchup poncho was born.
(her hair isn't usually in braids, she was bored during christmas break)
close up of the yarn, took only slightly over one skein (fringe is what went over)