Sharon of Needlegrrl! asked me if I could help her find a shawl that she could knit but wouldn't make her look like grandma. She's solidly built, not a wisp of a thing, so I had a bit of thinking to do. I asked her for a preferred shape and she said "Triangular." Hmm.
Well, now that I've had some time to think about it, I'm thinking nix the triangle. Every picture I've seen of older women from the turn of the century has a triangular shaped or square folded diagonally in half shawl draped over her. Her Matt would condemn it immediately as grandma (I can just tell, and you don't want to argue with a guy who looks fabulous in a kilt who is also capable of driving American roads with the steering wheel on the right side). So I'm thinking a rectangle would be better. There are many out there. Here are a few examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 . You lace knitters, what would you pick?
Don't look for me in June
June's going to be a very busy month what with Pride doings, chorus concerts, and a family reunion. You'd think that I'd want to take a weekend off to rest. Nah. The weekend of the 24th is this and after four years of missing it either from pure laziness to other events I'm going. I've signed up for a wheel maintenance and plying class on Sunday afternoon, so after spending the morning hunting for bargains I'll sit with Goody Baynes and learn how I can spruce her up and take care of the old biddy.