Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fawn's Angel Prayer Shawl

It's been quite a while since I posted a blog. Previously, my interest was mainly focused upon making jewelry, and I still do that. But I have also started crocheting again, and am teaching - very slowly! - myself to knit. It has been suggested that I start blogging about these experiences, so here it goes. I wanted to just let you know where I've been for the past 8... EIGHT? ... years since I last posted, and perhaps why I haven't been inclined to keep on blogging.

For one thing, I'm homeless, and have been so for almost a year. It was a result of a bad marriage, a worse divorce, being betrayed by numerous people, and having severe health issues that this all came about, and I won't bore you with the details. One of the things that has happened was a heart attack and two heart surgeries. It has changed me in profound ways I'm still trying to cope with. But since my energy is low and my stamina almost non-existent, I began crocheting to find a way to deal with being less physically active.

And, in a way, crocheting has saved my sanity. By giving me something constructive and creative to do. By taking my mind off of my troubles. By finding a caring community that shares my pain.

Today I'd like to share with you a shawl I made for my new sister-in-law, Fawn. I haven't given to her yet (I still need to weave in the ends). I used a pattern from, that I did modify slightly. If you want to read the details, please see my project page here:  Fawn's Angel Prayer Shawl.
This collage was taken at Myrtle beach where Seth (my son) and I went for a short vacation. See that huge ball of yarn? I still have a lot left! I did make the shawl a bit longer than is depicted here, and then added crocheted edging. I really enjoying making it!

How about you all? How have you been doing? Are you still interested in making jewelry? Do you knit or crochet? What topics would you be interested in hearing more about?

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