Well I finished the prayer shawl last night while watching television. I guess it goes to show you how much time is wasted sitting in front of the idiot box because I crocheted an entire ball of yarn.
I made this shawl from Paton’s Divine, a discontinued yarn that they had on sale at Michaels. I remember when they initially brought in this yarn for the weekly sale and it was priced at $1.99 ball. I thought wow that stuff is going to get snapped up fast but nobody seemed to want to buy it. One of the ladies that buys yarn for our group at church bought some so that’s what I used. From some posts I read on Ravelry I learned that this yarn is difficult stuff to work with.
I found the yarn soft and not that hard to deal with but it did take extra effort to pull it through the loops because it’s such a bulky yarn and I can see if you were going to knit with it, the yarn would be a nightmare. Anyhow it’s all moot as I’ve done the shawl. I’m not sure what blue stands for in the prayer shawl ministry but the idea was just to make someone a warm shawl to wrap around themselves.
This shawl was kind of hard to photograph as it was an awkward size. Blue fuzziness of soft wool, mohair, acrylic and polyester, Denium Storm.
A very basic pattern of double crochet, chain one into the spaces of the previous stitches. I wanted to crochet this project fast. It took four balls at about 2 hours per ball so not bad time-wise, I just needed breaks/days in between balls because of the elbows. Next time if I used this pattern I’d make the shawl less wide so it’s easier to drape over the arms.
I’m done crochet for a while (famous last words?).