But in my day, I wasn't very Boho. More 70's rocker, bleacher creature, with a little country mixed in.
I love this shawl, but. . .I don't know. . .I never wear it. It's pink, it's too wide, too long. It's been hanging on a dress form for a while. I just keep passing it by, not even giving it a second look.
Not too long ago, my Faithful Sherpa and I went into the City (San Francisco) to look at a dress form I found on Craigslist.org. And at the last minute, I decided to grab the pink shawl and bring it with me.
We met this very nice couple, traveling nurses, who rented an old Victorian in the Panhandle area. "Yeah, I really liked the dress form. I always wanted to put paper mache all over her" he said. I'm so glad I rescued Bertha before she was entombed! She's one of my favorite dress forms!
After we paid the traveling nurses, and loaded Bertha up in the back of the truck, we walked over to a little cafe for dinner.
"I love your style" someone shouted at me as we walked down the street. "Thank you" I shouted back. My Mom did teach us to be polite, even if we are shouting at each other.
I always wanted to be a "hippie." I wanted to have that free form life, living from experience to experience with no plans but to live for the day. But I can't. I need to know where I'm going, research events, locations and settings so I know exactly what to expect.
But I do love the style of the 70's!
And I love shawls. I love how they are so versatile, you can wrap yourself up tight and keep warm, you can wear it off your shoulders for that sexy look or wrap them around your neck like a scarf.
I've created a new shawl specifically for the Indian Valley Crack Crab Feast this weekend. It's my donation to the auction. I'd love for you to see it and who knows, maybe you'll be the high bidder and win this beautiful new shawl.
And then I'll shout "I love your style" at you as you walk away with your new Josefina Fine Knits shawl!