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.

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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.

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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!

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