Saturday, November 05, 2005
Clapotis - Done. But what the heck am I going to do with it?
In all its glory. It's big. But then I did use a heavier weight yarn than called for.
It's lovely, too.
But a question... where and when does one wear such a shawl?
Ok, I understand the application of the light wrap over a summer dress to protect you from a breeze.
And I developed a new appreciation of the pashmina (albeit acrylic) while travelling around the UK in June. But a pashmina is fine and light, and can be worn as a scarf, or can form an impromptu lining for a raincoat, and can even be used to dry one's hands in a pinch.
But this thing is thick and fairly heavy. It's too long and dangly to wear as part of an outfit. It's too chunky for a scarf. And I wouldn't dare wipe my hands on it.
I have, however, really been enjoying wearing it over my pyjamas as I sit on the couch and watch the Daily Show. So maybe I've just upgraded my blankie. Flannel be damned... my blankie is silk and mohair.
Posted by Kate at 5:55 pm