First, almost every time I talk about a shawl, someone asks if I ever wear the shawls I make. All.the.time! In the winter, it’s rarely cold enough for a coat so sweaters and shawls are great. I like small shawls for pulling over my shoulders. I love big, huge shawls that I can totally wrap myself in. I detest wearing long sleeves, even in the winter. There’s so much I do that long sleeves are in the way so even sitting in the house, where we rarely use the heat and sometimes it’s pretty chilly, a shawl is perfect. My arms are free but I’m warm. I keep at least one shawl in my car even in the summer. So many places are freezing, even in July. The place where we meet for our knitting group is always cold. My dentist office in San Angelo is always cold. So, yes, I do wear the shawls a lot. And, quite a few of the shawls I make are given away. I think they make nice gifts, especially neutral colored shawls.
So . . the blog post . .
Yesterday a Knit Along started for Reciprocate. There are several “hacks” so the pattern can be made several ways. I really want to do the knit along but I have so much going on.
- Camp Loopy
- The Shawl Society 2
- Tour-de-Sock coming up
I want to do Reciprocate. I think I’m going to go digging for yarn and see what I come up with but the real problem may be that I have so many projects on the needles that I can’t find any empty needles. Sad! Maybe I need to order needles.