I finished my green scarf. It ended with two surprises.
The first surprise is that I discovered how important blocking was. It truly allows you to determine the shape of your crocheted piece, and is what my previously made crocheted scarves and hats were missing. This discovery is huge for me.
The second surprise is that I realized that I didn't have to hide the ends of my yarn. In fact, I could accentuate them. I created tassels with them and made them a part of the overall design. It adds a level of transparency to the shawl, and I like transparency.
I already wear it a lot. I hope it will become a part of my history. Everything I wear needs to be an essential, visual way that I communicate to the world.