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.
2. A Medieval banner.
3. A beach tunic of some kind. A multipurpose beach tunic, no less.
4. A trap.
5. A doily.
5. A hammock.
6. A cardigan, because hey, it’s just a shawl with buttons, am I right?
7. The world’s unhappiest person.
8. A really big scarf.
9. A combination cardigan, scarf AND shrug, because individual items are just a waste of time.
10. An opportunity to pose as a butterfly.
11. A shrow – yes, that’s “shrow” as in “shawl” AND “throw”.
12. Seriously lady?
13. Fine, just get it out of your system.
14. A spiderweb.
15. The texture equivalent of nails on a blackboard. *slips fingers into holes; screams and screams*
16. An invisibility cloak.
17. Pending molestation charges.
18. The northern night skies (really).