I decided to forgo the fringe. It just didn't seem to need it, or would have seemed to fussy. The yarn is already so extravagent to begin with.
As expected, the poncho has already been appropriated by another member of this household for a far more important purpose than keeping me warm.
Okay. I admit it. This item was never actually for me. The yarn screamed 'kittens will love me,' and that was that. Birthday poncho? Nahhhh. Who was I kidding?