Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Cream Shawl and Sontags
I have discovered I am much more a shawl girl than I am a sweater girl.
Sweaters always give me the itches. Not to mention, I am ALWAYS SO HOT when I go places that I get overheated wearing sweaters. (Which is good since all I have are sleeveless/shortsleeve dresses anyway.)
Not so with shawls! Shawls seem to me the perfect amount of warmth while still giving my arms breathing room.
What I *really* am in love with is something called a Sontag . It is a type of shawl that is made to wrap around you and tie (or button) in the back. I think they are so beautiful! And clever! And HANDY! Here are some I have found on Ravelry~ sadly, all knit.
As you can see, they are mostly made for Reenactments, which I don't do. But WHO CARES!?!?! I am completely comfortable starting new trends. Or even, NOT starting new trends and just wearing what I like. ;-)
I intended to make this shawl to tie all the way around me but it was feeling more like a blanket than a shawl so I stopped. Plus, I was getting a bit irritated by the need to go to the yarn store for "just one more skein." Sad.
But wait! Come to think of it~ I *could* just make ties on the corners and have one after all.....
What a DUH moment. (THAT was embarrassing!)