This is my first post in awhile - I went out of town for 10 days and while I was gone dh ended up in the hospital and life has been nuts pretty much ever since. Not so nuts that I haven't been able to knit :XX: . But too nuts to post.
Anyway. I want to talk about shawls. I'm actually obsessed with shawls. I'm making all kinds of plans for knitting different wraps and shawls. But before I just go crazy buying yarn, I want to hear from other shawl-knitters.
In November, I'm going to spend 11 days in Italy. I'm trying to be a minimalist packer for once in my life. I've decided to bring only a few basic outfits (mix-and-match, of course) that I can then spruce up with various accessories, esp. scarves and shawls. I figure with 6 months before the trip, I should be able to get 2 or 3 done in addition to my other knitting.
I've only ever knit one shawl before, a simple long rectangular prayer shawl that I gave to my SIL. I've never actually worn a shawl myself.
So here are my questions for those of you who knit shawls:
1 - Do you actually wear the ones you knit?
2 - How
do you wear them? (any pictures or links of how to wear them would be appreciated)
3 - What is your favorite style to knit - triangle, rectangle, circle?
4 - How do you wear a circle shawl? Do you have to fold it over somehow?
5 - I want at least one of the shawls I do to be a true lace pattern. Any advice for a beginner lace knitter? Any book recs?
6 - What's your favorite yarn for a lace shawl?
I think that's all my questions for now. Would love to have any other tips or pics as well.