Back in November I mentioned getting these lovely new yarn
to make a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. I wanted
to make her something that she can use and decided to
crochet a shawl.
I looked around for a shawl/wrap pattern that was simple and easy
and found one in this Nicki Trench book. Actually the pattern
I liked was for the Chunky Seashell Scarf. I just adapted it so
it was much wider and longer, a shawl rather than a scarf.
I really enjoyed making this. It was the only present I had to make
so I was able to take my time and felt relaxed about it. I crocheted
in between baking, decorating and crafting with the girls and
it was done when it was long enough and just perfect for
wrapping around the shoulders.
The yarn is lovely and soft and as it's in aran weight,
it's got a nice drape and feels warm and cosy when worn.
I'm pleased to say that my mother-in-law likes it. It's always
on her favourite arm chair, ready to use when she needs it
which is quite a lot. Theirs is one of those lovely old houses
that's wonderful to live in but not very easy to insulate
(original stained glass windows, no double glazing!).
I'm very glad that she's pleased with it and it's helping
keep her warm and cozy this winter. I'm thinking of making
one for myself too; I'd love to have my own crocheted shawl.
For now I'm still trying to finish my pot holder and I think
it's about time I give some attention to my long neglected
granny square blanket, so we shall see!
I hope you're all having a good week. Fingers crossed
I'll have another finished project to show you next time
Bye for now!