And yet, having become a knitter, I adore shawl making and even more, shawl wearing.
Big shawls. Little shawls. Light lacy things of fine yarn. Plain heavy warm ones. I adore the feel of that little bit of warmth over the top of my back.
Shawls are instant warmth and it is a wonder we ever stopped wearing them. Sweaters are fine, but lots of times, a shawl is the real answer to being warm.
In case you wondered, I am airing shawls today and generally making them ready for winter and heavy winter rotation. I love this time of year.