For me – shawls are the new sweater. I have found that I am completely a shawl person. Icarus clinches it. I LOVE wearing it. I love how it keeps the chill off – but it’s not a sweater. It’s so much more fun than a sweater. It flows when you walk – kind of fulfilling the love affair I’ve had with capes since childhood – something about they way they flow. Very Dramatic. For me, a shawl is the new sweater.
Maybe I’ll start my one woman campaign to bring back the shawl. You don’t see a lot of them. Someone told me it’s because they were for “old ladies and grandmas,” you know, like knitting…
Yeah, well – I may be old-er…, but I’m not a grandma yet – and I still think and pretend I’m young…. and I hang with a younger crowd – and yesterday, they all loved my shawl at its debut. So there. Young and old alike. They loved it.
I’m going to be knitting a lot of shawls – all different kinds, and I’m gonna wear them everywhere.
So, if you’re looking for me out and about, I’ll be the one with the gorgeous shawl worn with the dramatic flair – you know, so it swoops alot. The woman with the slightly frazzled look, the wild woman hair… but the gorgeous shawl.
Hey, I gotta start somewhere on my road to glamourdom – it’s gonna be a long haul.
Specs: Icarus, Summer 2006 Interweave Knits.
Yarn: Interlacements, Rick Rack II (Judy Ditmore), color 119, about 1200 yards. 100% Rayon. And yes…. to my great relief, rayon blocks well and makes “points”
Needles: Addi Turbos, size 3, 24″
Comments: Great pattern, fun knit, well written. Big payoff. I still walk into the other room just to look at it.