Finished Seaspray Ombre Shawl…Naomi Shawl in Progress

Here is the finished Seaspray Ombre Prayer Shawl. Aren’t the colors blended beautifully? Instead of the regular pattern border, I modified the border from another pattern to use. I like the way it turned out with a scalloped edge. I love this pattern because it is quick to crochet.

One of my favorite places to shop for patterns is Annie’s Attic online. I download the patterns and put them on my iPad. That way I can stand my iPad beside the chair where I’m working. Much easier than reading from a book. I found a beautiful shawl “Naomi’ Shawl” which I just had to try.

Here is the cover as it appears on my iPad.

The pattern is from Carolyn Christmas Designs and can be made with any yarn and appropriate hook size and gauge is not critical. Since the pink is so pretty on the pattern, I wanted mine to be just like this. I’m using “I Love This Yarn” (Hobby Lobby) Sport Weight, color #230 pink. Wow. The pattern is so intricate looking, so soft and drapey…and once I figured out the two row repeat, fairly easy.

It is rated for intermediate level crocheters because it’s a bit tricky. Can’t wait to finish this one and begin another in a different color! Will post as the pattern progresses.

Yesterday at Weight Watchers meeting, my leader handed me a sweet thank you note for the prayer shawl I made her. She said “…It is so beautiful and I put it over me some evenings when I think of my sweet Ella. I will cherish it always…”

God’s gifts should be used to bless others, and in return the giver is doubly blessed. Amen!

My second book in the Havens Creek series has a heroine who, like me, turns to her crochet hook and yarn when she spends time alone with God. She is part of a Prayer Shawl Ministry through her church. It’s true what they say about authors including bits and pieces of their lives in their novels. My goal is to have this book released for the Christmas Holiday Season this year…if I can pull myself away from my yarn and hooks long enough, that is!

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