I've completed a poncho for my friend's daughter. This didn't come out as nice as the one that I modified for my niece. Was my row gauge off? Did I miscount? Who knows. I kinda don't care anymore. I think it turned out cute, but not perfect. I think this almost 8 year old will like it (and if she doesn't--no big deal).
Pattern Easy Lace Poncho (AC-69) by Bev Galeskas
Needle US 10½ / 6.5 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm
Now on to more knitting for me!