This post over at Manolo’s place shows a picture of Martha Stewart leaving confinement in the women’s prison in West Virginia. She is wearing an almost-boho poncho.
I know that prison has an extensive knitting program for the inmates, and one of my friends who lives in the region donates her excess yarn (is there such a thing?) to the program. So here’s the question for you knitters out there: do you think Martha knit that poncho herself? Looking at the picture, it’s possible — the main pattern is a simple yarn over lace, and the borders are a pretty standard scallop, so even if she learned to knit while there, this would have been a feasible project.
Whadday think? Knitress? Anyone?
BTW, I encourage the Manolo to get over his dislike of the poncho. Yes, the fashion mania for them over the past year has been a bit over the top, but they are a fun project to make and a versatile piece of clothing to own. I have made myself three different ponchos and I love them all. They are super fantastic!