For those of you who knit magnificent lace shawls in wooley fibers(wool,alpaca,mohair,etc.) why not work in #10 crochet cotton or linen thread (available at WEBS.com) and create a round or square tablecloth? Your work can then be displayed and used on your own table and does not require a female to wear it! Also, cotton and linen are stronger and less fragile as lace.....heirlooms forever!
For the guys who haven't already heard, registration for this year's Men's Spring Knitting Retreat is now open:
A new scarf for the hundreds (!!!) of remaining winter months !! :-)