Well I finished the ponshawl last night - unfortunately it is more of a pon-blanket then shawl! The stitch pattern is stretching more widthwise then length wise so even though I knit a rectangle - I got a square! No biggee though - I love the way it looks and feels, so now I have a great blanket for those cold winter nights when I sit in front of the tv knitting. I am going to try this again in a different yarn - only this time I will knit it much narrower and longer so if there is any stretch it won't end up a square.
I saw this really cool pattern on MagKnits - it is for a sweatshirt with a knitted yoke - you actually cut off the yoke on the sweatshirt and knit on a new one. If you click on the Link below it will take you to the pattern, there are some really great patterns there including a poncho.
After my earlier rant about the RNC, I am surprised to say that my commute this week has been very very easy. If fact it has taken me less time to get to and from work than usual. Of course half the city is closed and everybody that could took vacation this week, but still getting home in a 1/2 hour is fantastic. Of course I don't have as much knitting time on the bus, but I get lots more at home.