7/12/12

Needlework A-Go Go #28: Shawlapalooza


If you ever catch yourself wondering if Retrospace will ever run out of ideas for posts, just remember that I'm doing a post on shawls.  That's right - shawls - from the Greek word meaning "easier to knit than sweaters".

Yes, shawls had the benefit of being considered both stylish and not too terribly difficult to create.  Indeed, a shawl is more-or-less a big scarf, and everybody knows you start with the scarf when you learn to crochet, macrame and knit.

So, enjoy a heaping helping of shawls posted for your viewing pleasure, but, please, if a particular image doesn't quite meet the requirements of a "shawl" and leans more toward "cape", "poncho" or "afghan", refrain from pointing this out.  Let's just say these are all shawls or "shawl-like" creations. Now, commence commenting.


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9 comments:

  1. #4 is one of the dreamiest photos you've ever posted. I can almost hear The Windmills of Your Mind in the background.

    #6; the one on the left is ready for poncho cakes.

    #7; none of those are a good idea.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    I love what #26 really reads: "Gypsy shag". Sounds interesting...

    #8: more pancakes ("poncho cakes").

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  3. In my country, Gypsy Shags hves nothing to do with knitting!

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  4. My wife wears a shawl occasionally. One that she crocheted. It looks like a giant thread crochet (not yarn!) doily that she uses when it's a bit chilly in a building, like at church or at a restaurant. It sounds ugly as I type this, but it doesn't look bad at all. She gets lots of complements for other ladies.

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  5. AnonymousJuly 13, 2012

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN
    Why American men should boycott American women

    Boycott American Women

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

    1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

    2. False domestic violence (DV) charges (same as above)

    3. Financial destruction of men in divorce courts through alimony and support payments (women get up to 95 percent of their ex-husband's income and savings, as well as the house, car, etc)

    4. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden contact

    5. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

    Not one single American woman has EVER condemned their fellow American women for committing these crimes against men. Silence means consent. Therefore, American women support and enjoy destroying men's lives and causing men to commit suicide. Apparently, American women think it is okay to be a criminal, just as long as you are a woman. Therefore, is it any surprise that a huge percent of American men no longer want anything to do with American women, other than using them for easy sex and then throwing them away?

    Over 50 percent of American women are single, without a boyfriend or husband; so the fact is most American men no longer want to marry American women. Let these worthless American women grow old living alone with their 10 cats.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

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    1. Magic KennyJuly 16, 2012

      What the hell is Burton Cummings doing here?

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  6. Oh how I love 70s crafts for their homemade-in-the-worst-sense-of-the-word quality!

    And I think "Anonymous" above is just bitter and frustrated because he can't get any pancakes.

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    1. Suzanne - I was thinking the same thing about Mr Anonymous. And I bet he's not going to get any pfannkuchen, oladi, clatite romanesti, okonomiyaki, crepes, or blinchiki either!

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