And how much knitting did I do in the 20 hours of driving? Here it is. My little poncho to use as a cover up for my black outfit. Not yet complete but only a few inches to go.
You are looking at the third attempt. The first try, I cast on the number of stitches and used the needle size recommended in the Yarnharlot's pattern. I didn't like the very loose look. The Yarnharlot used wool and I was using cotton. Those two fibres react differently to such loose knitting.
The second attempt, I used a smaller needle - 6.5mm. Larger than the 4.5mm the ball band calls for, but smaller than the 9mm the Yarnharlot recommended. But - with the same number of stitches cast on, the poncho now became way too small. Hard to get over the head and not wide enough to fall over my shoulders.
Try number three, I used the same 6.5mm needle but took the cast on number from 64 to an arbitrary 84. It seems to be working. I want the point to fall near my waist line - similar to the lower right-hand sketch