One of the things I do to help my LYS where I work is find new, interesting free patterns to share with the customers. We sometimes send out emails with these so people can see what is going on in the knitting world.
After today's search I just had to say what has been in my mind for a while - how many shawl patterns do we really need? I'm "shawled" out! Every search for hot right now and free is mostly shawls.
Here's the thing - how often do you wear your shawls? I have knit several in my day but worn them very little - it's almost a running joke in my old knitting group about how we knit them but never wear them.
Yes, they are lovely and interesting to knit (one of my favorite architectural knits was Stephen West's Pagona) but seriously enough already.
End of mini-rant. Sorry to offend the shawl lovers of the world.