Thursday, June 02, 2011

Shawl Envy

She keeps knitting them and I keep wanting them.  I also want her to knit them for me but she's not budging.  I've never been much of a shawl knitter, but lately I've wanted every shawl that my BFF has knit.  And she won't give them to me.  Said something about knitting them "your-damn-self".

No amount of begging will make that girl hand them over, so I've decided that I might as well start knittin'.  I've decided to start with Mara.

Mara's simple but beautiful.  Garter stitch, a couple yarn overs, the cutest little ribbed border and you've got yourself one of the cutest shawls this side of creation.  I'm using a Patons heathered yarn. I love heathered yarn like a fat kid loves cake.

Since I carry a gene that makes me susceptible to looking like an old lady when wearing shawls, I must make sure to drape them fashionably.  I tried to steal on my BFF's and it was cute in some of the draping styles I tried.  However, some ways stimulated a strange urge to look for a cane and eat prunes.  I must avoid those.

I think the true test would be for me to drape the shawl and stand at a busy intersection in a neighborhood where there's a large population of boy scouts.  If 15 little boys rush to my aid and try to help me to cross the street, I'll know I need to re-drape.  On the other hand, if their daddies approach me with generous offers of making me a "kept woman", I'll know I'm looking rather chic.

I'm almost done with Mara.  All I need to do is complete the ruffled, ribbed edging.  I didn't make the shawl as wide as the pattern suggests because I didn't want it that wide. 


Karine said...

Simple yet beautiful result? I'm definitely there.

judy said...

As usual, you are so funny! Congrats on your shawl. I can't wait to see the final product!

Diana said...

Can't wait to see it, I love the color you picked.