Friday, September 10, 2010

Why do I love shawls so much right now?

Have you wondered, "Why has Rhonda gone crazy knitting so many shawls"? I bet you thought, "This confirms it; either she's gettting 'old' or she really is a 'nut'. Okay ... you might be right on both accounts.

Boneyard Summer Garden Shawl

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!

Boneyard Summer Garden Shawl

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.

Boneyard Summer Garden 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.

Boneyard Summer Garden Shawl

Single Loop Fringe on the Boneyard

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.


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

It is very pretty and 5 pounds in 2 weeks is alot if you were to continue to lose 5 pounds every two weeks you would lose 120 pounds in a year it adds up I just spent the last year working on my weight and lost 40 pounds in a year just changing what I ate and eating smaller portions drinking alot of water and walking for excercise I have heard weight watchers is awesome so you keep it up your doing fantastic:)Hugs Darcy

Kathy said...

Rhonda, this shawl and the one in your last post are gorgeous!! You have been churning them out. Good luck with the weight loss!

yulianknits said...

You love shawls because shawls are AWESOME and you can never have enough of them! Especially if you're like me and give them away occasionally and need to make another one to replace it...

Shelley said...

Beautiful shawl! I should try one, but I'm afraid it would take a long time to make and I'd lose interest...suppose it depends on the kinds/type of yarn used.

Congrats on losing the 5 lbs. I need to do something about my weight as well.