Finished Shawl and a Book

 This is the Casa Blanca Bonita Openwork Shawl crocheted with Tahki Yarns "Jackson" and a size L hook. The bulky yarn changes the look somewhat as does the single color. I would like to make another in self-striping yarn as shown on the pattern.

 Oh! I just noticed my shoe under the chair! I'm not very good about wearing shoes in the house! I'm always kicking them off! Do you do that too?

I added a scalloped border in dark blue on three sides and a single crochet finish across the neck edge. I've already taken this shawl to church for our Prayer Shawl ministry.
My Friday, page 56 is from Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini: 
"Suddenly she was seized by the cold realization that she would likely be asked to sew many black dresses in the months ahead as her patrons lost husbands, sons, and brothers, and donned the somber colors of mourning as custom demanded. Shaking off the thought, she spied a black silk dress that Mrs. Lincoln must have brought with her from Illinois and held it up."                                                                                     


Sandra Nachlinger said...

I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series, so I'm sure I'll like this book too.
The shawl you made is lovely. It's been a while since I crocheted -- I've been quilting lately -- but it's a craft I've always enjoyed.
Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

fredamans said...

That shawl is very beautiful!
Sounds like a very somber moment in the book. I wonder what happened though.
Happy weekend!

Mereknits said...

The shawl is beautiful, and I had to laugh about the shoes, mine are everywhere.
Hugs to you,

WonderWhyGal said...

Beautiful shawl!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

You and I seem to have the same taste in books! This title by Chiaverini is on my TBR list. I have read several of her books so I am looking forward to it. Your crochet is beautiful -- I wish I could crochet or knit but alas, I am lacking that particular gene or brain cell. But I love yours.