I've been surfing this morning, and numerous blogs have mentioned Martha's prison poncho as the height of fashion- Lion Brand is even creating a pattern for the thing. Personally, I dislike ponchos. I don't think anyone but the super skinnies look great in them, and I have this rule about buying or making things that don't make me look fabulous. So maybe the extreme dislike I have for Martha's poncho is rooted in poncho dislike. But maybe not. Drab colors, scalloped edging, and no shaping. I understand why Martha likes it, a fellow prisoner made it for her, and haven't we all loved something ugly because someone wonderful gave it to us? But the people who want a Martha Poncho of their own? Puh-leze. It's not like Martha wore it at a celebrity fundraiser.... she was released from PRISON! Do you really want someone to ask you why the poncho looks familiar? Enough with the celebrity idolization- infamous does not mean fashionable!
ok- that's my rant. Go make the Jessica Simpson shawl instead. Please.