There are quite some choices to make when designing a shawl: weave structure, design, yarn and color. Sometimes, most of these ingredients are lying around and all I need to do is combine them. This was the case for the shawl I made for my husband.
Since I started handcrafting, I have become increasingly aware of my color preferences. I gravitate towards pink in particular whenever I find myself in a yarn store. Recently, I decided to dye my own pink coat and matching yarn.