I’ve never really thought of myself as a shawl person. I tend to be a bit tomboy-ish in my style, although I have been known to rotate through the same three cotton dresses for an entire summer (ahem!). But when I saw my friend knitting the Mara Shawl, and I saw how it was styled (worn in the front, almost like a big bandana), I though I would give it a go.
I used a gorgeous Madelinetosh yarn, in an interesting, not-quite-what-I-expected color (one of the downfalls of ordering yarn online). The color is growing on me, as is the concept of wearing a shawl. I think I’ll always be a bit more inclined to throw on a scarf or pashmina, but this is a fun option for the right outfit. Thanks to the cool nights of Northern Michigan, I was able to get quite a bit of knitting done during our month away. I have several more projects on my needles (I love having many projects going at once, a different one for each of my moods!), but now that we are back in Rhode Island, it’s just too hot for wool. Not that I would wish away this last beautiful month of summer for anything, let alone knitting!