First of all I had to find the yarn. Unfortunately my local yarn shop has closed so I had to resort to the internet. I searched and searched to find the best colour and decided that the Rico Essentials Cotton in Dark Jeans was perfect for the job.
I couldn't wait to get started! I didn't even get a picture until the shawl was almost finished. I just crocheted and crocheted and crocheted. Here it is, before the edging was done.
It's an overall lacy design.
The edging is a sort of sloped shell.
As soon as the finishing touches were done, I parcelled up the shawl and sent it away. It was greatly admired by the person who asked me to make it; which pleased me immensely.
What do you all think of the shawl?
Thanks to all of you for your very kind belated birthday wishes. Almost as good as having a second birthday. Actually, I think I'll suggest that to the husband; from now on I shall celebrate two birthdays each year (without getting any older). He'll agree but only if he can have two as well!