I'm a former professional guitarist and current futon store manager with lots of time to knit at work. I am on a shawl kick and cannot seem to stop making them. I began designing in early 2011, and plan to continue designing as many shawl patterns as humanly possible. I will not be happy until I have a different one to wear every day of winter--and you do too!!! Thanks for your interest in my patterns. Happy Knitting!