Tuesday, 9 January 2018

crochet shawl - a new start

Hello!  I've dropped by to show you the shawl I have started crocheting.  I took the photos last night and I'm now typing away on my work laptop... and I realise I have neither a link to the pattern nor the details of the yarn used!  I will let you know on the next post about this shawl!

Whilst I was struggling with my broken shoulder, a friend lent me a shawl to put around my shoulders when I was cold as putting on a jumper was difficult.  I loved that shawl.  I did, reluctantly, give it back to her when I could take my arm out of my sling, and I immediately started crocheting one of my own.



I did quite a bit before it stalled.  I'm not sure why it's stalled... decorating probably!  This is definitely going to need blocking when I've finished!


It's a really pretty 4-row repeat which is quite easy to learn.  The pattern starts at the top and so each row gets progressively longer.  I'm going to take this in the car with me tomorrow as I'm heading down to see my brother and nephew with my dad (he's driving, not me!).  It is the first anniversary of losing my wonderful mum, I still can't quite believe it.

11 comments:

Bethany said...

I do love a good shawl! I keep making them and have quite the stash--probably more than I can ever wear but I like options.

Rhona said...

You shawl looks lovely...the pattern is so pretty!

Rachel said...

A good time for you all to be together.

But a lovely-looking shawl1

Jane Galley said...

hope you had a good time with the family chatting over good memories. Shawls are so comforting

Anonymous said...

good to see you've been able to do some crafting despite your shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great project to while away the journey. Thinking of you and sending all the best as the anniversary approaches.

Chrissie said...

Lovely shawl, they are so versatile. xcx

Magpie Sue said...

This looks like it will indeed be pretty when finished. I love a lacy-look shawl! Hard to believe it's been a year since your mom passed. Hope you have a good time with your family.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh that is so pretty! I'd love to have the pattern... you reckon it is easy?! Enjoy family... xx

Victoria said...

I love a good shawl and yours is indeed lovely!

Sheryl S. said...

Shawls are so useful, this one will be lovely.