I am still stuck in the chair beside my bed. Walking around is just too exhausting. So I got myself a ball of wool and a crochet hook to keep boredom at bay. I have been seeing a lot of this shawl on Facebook, especially made up in Scheepjes wool whirl
This is a cotton/acrylic blend but as you can see it isn't cheap and I am still waiting for it to arrive. So wanting to start straight away I found a wool/acrylic yarn which is similar from Lincraft.
For me, it isn't nice to crochet with. It is all that acrylic in the yarn which makes it stiff and I am a natural fibre girl. Still, it is cheap and will do for a niece who might like it or it can go to "Knitting for the needy". I have choosen the "Namaqualand Shawl" which is a free download from Ravelry There are a number of different yarns that have been used in the projects uploaded.
Now I have run out of yarn, I only bought one cake when I should have bought 2 or 3. I can't drive to get to the shop and am itching to get finished.
The yarn doesn't photograph very well this is more pink and purple than orange and red but I do like the pattern. I wonder which yarn will arrive first? Here is a link to 20 free patterns for crocheted shawls. Some patterns are just variations on each other.