A couple of years ago I made two triangular shawls. One I entered into the Canberra Show where it won a ribbon, and the other I gave to a friend with cold shoulders for Christmas. In those days I could never work out how to wear shawls or triangular scarves - on me they felt awkward and cumbersome, a little bit old-fashioned, and not at all stylish. Other people seemed to know how to wear them well, and they wore them with ease and confidence. I ended up putting it down to one of those things, and so I gave my Canberra Show to someone as a gift.
For some reason, my attitude changed recently. It started with the realisation that I had a lot of sock yarn. A LOT. And then on Ravelry one night I noticed a new shawl pattern had been released, and it used sock yarn. It had a diamond pattern that flew across the shawl, and I fell in love. I had to make it, and I figured I'd work out my ability to wear a shawl later on. If I didn't, it would make a nice gift.
Fortunately I've worked out how to wear it properly.
And boy, I do not feel old-fashioned at all (shawl only worn granny-style here to show the pattern).
I used Wollmeise 80/20 Twin sock yarn in Campari Piccolo. The pattern is called "Flying Diamonds" and was designed by Vicki Mikulak. The photos show the colour exactly how it is - sunny, autumnal and very orange. It took me eleven days to make.
I have another shawl that I finished last night that I will show off tomorrow. I'm itching to start another but I need to finish off a few other projects first, including a display sock for the Old Bus Depot Markets in a few weeks. The weather has turned decidedly cold and blustery, perfect for sitting on the sofa and crocheting to a few episodes of Glee.