I haven’t knitted anything in a long time, and this project has been on the back-burner for months. In the last few weeks I got tired of looking at the damned thing and finished it. Who doesn’t need a black knit shawl? Or two. Or seven.
This particular black knit shawl started out from a poncho pattern, and lemme tell you. I done gave up on the poncho. Why I always choose to knit long, repetitive patterns, I will never understand. I don’t have the patience for them. After knitting the bottom portion of the poncho (over 100 rows) and realizing I would have to knit 100 more…twice…eh, no.
So I bound all the stitches off and made a shawl / wrap / poncho thingy instead. It is reminiscent of this shawl.
This is an easy pattern. It’s based on the Cloaked in Clouds Poncho. It’s simple, but long and boring. Hence the giving up.
After binding off I sewed a vintage button on the front to hold it together, then called it a day.
My Ravelry notes are here.
At least I finished knitting the shawl before autumn. While taking these pictures, it was 80 degrees and humid. Fun! Again, I don’t understand my own thought processes sometimes. Sure, take outdoor pictures when it’s 4 million degrees. Why not.
One bug bite and one persistent fly buzzing around my head later, I got my damn pictures. Unflattering pictures, as my tripod is not tall enough and most pictures have to be shot from below. Not a good angle. (I don’t know why I’m telling you this. Maybe I’m trying to get some pity. It was HOT! And HUMID! In most pictures I had a triple CHIN!)
I usually tell you what I watch as I knit, so here goes: most of this was knit while watching reruns of ‘Frasier’ or ‘Sex and the City.’ It’s all glamour, all the time, up in here.
See you later!