I wanted a shawl I could go tend to chickens in, or weed in the garden in, or cut flowers in -- during autumn when it's cool outside. This is a no-nonsense shawl that covers you where you want to be covered, but doesn't flap around your body like a big skirt.
The front can cross across the chest, and the two points can then go 'round the waist and very nearly tie in a knot in the small of the back. It will do this better after it's stretched out some. But for now I don't know that I need it to do that; it sits on the shoulders so securely, I may just add a small button on the front and wear it as a v-neck. A button could attach at any point on the opposite side -- just pick a knit hole!
I ran out of the gray yarn, sadly, so I had to find a yarn to finish off just the last six rows or so. I wanted a wool yarn that would match the gray and complement it. I pulled out my limited supply of wool yarn. (I usually use acrylic.)
Julia is my fashion consultant on all things. She declared a definite "No!" to the orangey variegated yarn on the left, and to the sage green.
The pink variegated was a possibility. Julia thought maybe the red (it's a deep, real red) might look nice. Or not. We were iffy on these two.