Yes, I am nuts about shawls. And even I have wondered if it's because I am getting into my upper years now. I love wearing them beside the fact that I love the fast and simple knitting being done on them. Well, I've crocheted a few too ... But it's not just because I'm in my senior years now. No really ... stop the giggling you. I've thought about this and I know what the reason has been mostly ... well now I have a confession to make ... and it's about my weight. Now I really do know. Yes, I know I'm one of those overweight Americans. I now have decided to say it out loud. I'm in the realm of 'obese' even. So shawls are more wearable for me. BUT, I have joined Weight Watches only 2 weeks ago and have already lost 5 lbs. I know that's not a lot, but it's a start. And guess what ... a shawl will still fit me no matter how much weight I loose. Oh yes, I'm going to loose a lot more. I'm in the mind-set for it and I will do it. But, I don't want to knit wearable items and not be able to wear them 6 or 12 months from now. Shawls fit the bill!
Well gosh, I also love shawls for another reason. They are just so darn comfy. So stylish and NOT SO WARM that I would 'die' from the heat the way I do in sweaters. Yup, I have found that I just love the looks of them and the wearing part of it just makes me feel so good without being over heated and wishing I could remove it if it's not a cardigan. [Did I iron the blouse under my sweater? Am I even wearing a blouse under it?] A shawl can be just dropped from the shoulder.
So here's another shawl off the blocking board yesterday. Another Boneyard Shawl.
I call this one my Boneyard Summer Garden Shawl. You can find the details on my Ravelry page of course. The yarn is cotton for the cool but not real cold days of Summer.
I also made a few modifications. With the biggest one being the long single loop fringe you see here. You can see it on display at my LYS, Seed Stitch Fine Yarn.
I'm off to start another shawl or two or ...
Okay, I have four on the needles right now.
I know, I know, I'm a ... stitchingNut.