Shawly not

I’ve bought some beautiful yarn that I want to use to stitch up a shawl. I may or may not have been watching the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice adaptation at the time this decision was made *clears throat awkwardly*. Anyhow, that set me off on the long and arduous trek of navigating Ravelry. For your perusal, then, I present…

WHAT RAVELRY THINKS SHAWLS ARE:

1. A fancy tablecloth. Your grandmother's fancy tablecloth.

1. A fancy tablecloth. Your grandmother’s fancy tablecloth.

2. A Medieval banner.

2. A Medieval banner.

3. A beach tunic of some kind.  A multipurpose beach tunic, no less.

3. A beach tunic of some kind. A multipurpose beach tunic, no less.

4. A trap.

4. A trap.

5. A doily.

5. A doily.

5. A hammock.

5. A hammock.

6. A cardigan, because hey, it's just a shawl with buttons, am I right?

6. A cardigan, because hey, it’s just a shawl with buttons, am I right?

7. The world's unhappiest person.

7. The world’s unhappiest person.

8. A really big scarf.

8. A really big scarf.

9. A combination cardigan, scarf AND shrug, because individual items are just a waste of time.

9. A combination cardigan, scarf AND shrug, because individual items are just a waste of time.

10. An opportunity to pose as a butterfly.

10. An opportunity to pose as a butterfly.

11. A shrow - yes, that's "shrow" as in "shawl" AND "throw".

11. A shrow – yes, that’s “shrow” as in “shawl” AND “throw”.

12. Seriously lady?

12. Seriously lady?

13. Fine, just get it out of your system.

13. Fine, just get it out of your system.

14. A spiderweb.

14. A spiderweb.

15. The texture equivalent of nails on a blackboard. *slips fingers into holes; screams and screams*

15. The texture equivalent of nails on a blackboard. *slips fingers into holes; screams and screams*

16. An invisibility cloak.

16. An invisibility cloak.

17. Pending molestation charges.

17. Pending molestation charges.

18. The northern night skies (really).

18. The northern night skies (really).

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