I was originally going to knit one shawl for my Aunt as I had many memories of her wearing shawls . This is the process that things unfolded:
1. This is Terra by Jared Flood. This shawl I saw at the my local yarn store, and it was done in that exact colour and yarn. I knew that`s what I wanted to make this for my aunt. but after it was finished I thought she would like something heavier and more neutral in colour. Then I had the idea to make this one:
2. Milk Run by Cat Wong It`s my second one. Made the very first one for my mother-in-law and she loved it`s warmth and size.
No, that yarn in the background is not mine, I took the picture at my local yarn store.
Shortly thereafter I decided I could not just do one but was going for 6. One for each of my cousins wives (4) and one for my female cousin.
For each person I was making, I would reflect on their personality, but at the same time wanted to offer something that was fun, original and the yarn had to to be special.
At the end of it all I knit the shawls with people in mind, but when I was wrapping them up I decided to leave the shawls unmarked and let each person pick the one they were attracted to.
I can honestly say this was a labour of love. I had no idea I could have knitted such beautiful shawls in such a short time. My knitting skills were also improving with each one. With the right motivation we can accomplish whatever we want.
A little piece of me goes in each shawl. That was my intention all along for making them.