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auburnchick
05-07-2009, 07:46 PM
Hi all!

Ok...so this is another crochet project. Hope you'll forgive me for posting it here.

I've ventured into this other fiber hobby as a way to crank out prayer shawls faster. My church just started a new ministry, and I've heard that crocheting is quicker (although it does use more yarn). So, I had a bit of help from a couple of gals on Ravelry and YouTube'd the rest.

Here's the pattern booklet that I bought at Joann's:

http://image.drgnetwork.com/product/closeup/21493.jpg



I had fallen in love with this project (the picture from the book...Amazon's website):

http://image.drgnetwork.com/product/popup/21493_5.jpg


And here's my finished project...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3511722288_ba1b30b1dd.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/3510910801_1bf6d8f8d0.jpg



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/3511722474_886de7e238.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3511722070_51f2a8da69.jpg


I started on 4/27 and finished today (5/7).

I used a little under four skeins of Bernat Satin (the colorway is Sable).

The yarn is soft and very warm. It was a little bit thready...which was not super easy for a novice crocheter like myself, but I didn't find myself doing battle, if you know what I mean.

All in all, a pretty easy project except for the edging, which I attribute to my lack of practice and not the pattern.

Thanks for looking and bearing with my non-knitting project on this board. :wink:

mks22300
05-07-2009, 08:36 PM
Very nice!

GirlChris
05-07-2009, 10:31 PM
Gorgeous! (your hair looks great too LOL)
Sounds like you finished that so quickly!

auburnchick
05-07-2009, 11:02 PM
Gorgeous! (your hair looks great too LOL)
Sounds like you finished that so quickly!

Surprisingly, the project did go quickly! I really wanted to kick it out fast.

Thanks for the compliments on my hair. For years, I fought the curl. Don't know why. Now I wash and go. No extra product. Just me and the South's humidity. :thumbsup:

kbagel
05-08-2009, 12:06 AM
So pretty! I wish I could crochet!

wezyus
05-08-2009, 01:02 AM
Lovely shawl, wel done ...thnks

margz3
05-08-2009, 08:56 AM
That is really pretty Nathalie! I love the collar look - makes it more unique!

You did a great job - I have SUCH an issue with crochet unless it is a very small (and very basic) project. I HATE HATE HATE counting, especially when there are alot of stitches....and as such, I tend to either add or lose sts in the rows. I tried to make a baby blanket a few years ago with a speed hook and 3 strands of yarn held together. The project went really fast, BUT the blanket ended up shaped like an hourglass! Oh well, my girl cat likes it.......... :teehee:

Jan in CA
05-08-2009, 12:32 PM
It's beautiful!


BTW.. your hair is gorgeous! Love those curls!

KnittingNat
05-08-2009, 05:28 PM
Looking good!!! Have fun with the new addiction:teehee:

auburnchick
05-08-2009, 05:55 PM
BTW.. your hair is gorgeous! Love those curls!

Thanks, Jan! It's natural...wash and go. I quit fighting the curl years ago...figured if I was gonna live in the South all of my life, might as well embrace them.

ArtLady1981
05-08-2009, 11:06 PM
It is beautiful! As is your hair!

Debkcs
05-09-2009, 05:31 AM
I love this shawl, and it makes a great gift for a mom breasting a baby. The spaces aren't that see through.

You did a great job, and yes, your hair is quite pretty. Why is it that those of us with straight hair want curls and those with curls want straight hair?

auburnchick
05-09-2009, 09:38 AM
I grew up absolutely hating my hair...even into adulthood. But, I think that as I've aged, my hormones have affected stuff in my body, including the way my hair dries. My daughter has my same hair, only it's in the more frizzy state right now. I tell her to be patient. When she gets older, it will relax. As of now, she gets up at 5am to straighten it before school.

Oh well. I like to sleep as long as I can. :thumbsup:

Anyhoo...thank you for the positive comments. I absolutely cannot wait to take it to my next prayer shawl ministry meeting!!

Simply_Renee
05-09-2009, 09:41 PM
That is really pretty! I am going to have to learn to crochet one of these days.

LadyFirelyght
05-18-2009, 11:58 AM
That is gorgeous!

Tamar Dohel
05-20-2009, 01:59 PM
Your's is better than the picture. Beautiful!

Great this time of year for an over air-conditioned room.

bambi
05-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Nathalie, the shawl is just beautiful! I love the colorway, too.

I'm totally with you about the hair. I have natural curls also and I love living in the hot humid weather. Just shake head and go.

Bambi

scout52
05-21-2009, 01:19 AM
Oh that is so pretty! I love it!!

momwolf
05-21-2009, 09:42 PM
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