Hey, everybody. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I seem to be having a hard time lately getting to my computer to blog. I think it’s work and being busy and life in general getting in my way with my blogging. But that is just how life works, isn’t it? Maybe it’s not so much that life is “getting in my way,” but that life is just happening.
My very good friend (we’ve known each other since Jr. High) has a mother who is dying of pancreatic cancer. My thoughts have been with her lately. We’ve been talking a lot, as we do when something comes up in our lives that is so life altering, and I want to make sure that I am there for her to support her. I made her mother a prayer shawl (which I forgot to photograph before I gave it to her) out of baby yarn that was a sherbet green. She is so frail and only weighs about 80-something pounds–at least that was a few weeks ago. I didn’t want to make it too heavy for her so I made it out of chain stitches with an open crochet look to it to keep it lightweight. She loved it. I was so glad I could make her smile. I hope it brings her much comfort in these last days of hers.
And then I was sick myself with what I think was food poisoning. I was so sick I had to go to the ER. But I’m better now. While I was resting and getting better, I started crocheting some shawls for myself as well. I have made three shawls in the last few weeks! I am going to show you them all, but one at a time.
I made this shawl out of black yarn with in an open crochet pattern. It has fringe and I can wear it many ways, as you will see. I got all the patterns from either the internet, books, magazines or old patterns I had stashed in my project files. You can find many yourself or make up your own. Hope you like this one and it inspires you. I’ll show you the second one next time!