I have finally reached the 93 of 191 rows of the Feather and Fan Shawl from Meg Swansens Gathering of Lace. I am learning alot.
Triangle or rectangular shawls are more fun in that you can hold them up to see how much more you need.
Triangle or rectangular shawls can be blocked in the wild so you have an idea of how big they will be.
Triangle or rectangular shawls make better lap warmers.
Triangle or rectangular shawls can be bailed on and still have something (albeit smaller) useful.
Round shawls on the other hand start as a pretty thing like a dreamcatcher, grow to become a kippot, move onto the size of a beret, progress to a snood, and bog down looking like a jellyfish. If I wanted to admire it or take pictures of it, I would have to fiddle with many needles or thread it onto yarn and stretch it with Many, Many pins. No bailing allowed because unless it reaches its full maturation it's too small to be useful.
Sigh. Time to go to Carols Etsy and drool.