It was on Ravelry that I found Viajante - a very interesting ponchoid shawl. It goes over the head, which means it stays put. And it has a long tail which can be left dangling or wrapped around the shoulder. I plan to wear it wrapped and held in place with a shawl pin. It can also be used as a regular shawl, wrapped around the shoulders, but I find the over-the-head aspect much more intriguing.
My stash may be severely diminished, but I did recall a lovely purple lace-weight yarn from Brown Sheep. Luckily, it had escaped the great purge. After a bit of fighting to get it wound into cakes, I sat down to knitting. And that was all she wrote. I only went to bed because I had a hard time seeing the stitches anymore.
I continued working on the shawl today, stopping only to attend to basic needs (husband's and mine). And to look at everybody's SWAP pictures. Oh my, what a lot of inspiration! Beautiful garments and great combinations... There were so many times that I thought to myself "ooh, I want one of those".
And then it came to me. I had been lurking on the summer 6-PAC thread but could not come up with a reasonable 6-PAC to attempt. But now I had it - I need clothes that are nice, will withstand the demands of a busy travel schedule and attending to household matters, and must be washable as well.
That's it, I'm off to do some more knitting.
See you soon!