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Old 05-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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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:




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




And here's my finished project...













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.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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Gorgeous! (your hair looks great too LOL)
Sounds like you finished that so quickly!
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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.
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So pretty! I wish I could crochet!
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Lovely shawl, wel done ...thnks
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Looking good!!! Have fun with the new addiction
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It is beautiful! As is your hair!
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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?
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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.

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