In early February my 91 year-old mother fell and pulled some abdominal muscles. She spent 10 days in a rehab facility which was not the most pleasant of experiences, but she did it with grace. While there, she noticed several residents who complained of being cold all the time, especially around their necks and shoulders. She promised to bring a pile of homemade quilts (lap-sized) back once she was able.
I thought about it for a while and then decided that I could crochet a few shawls to go along with her quilts. Shawls, in my mind, are better than a quilt because they target the shoulder/neck area, and aren't quite as heavy. A scarf might do the trick, but it would have to be fairly wide to cover both neck and shoulders, so I decided to meld the two. This is the result:
The pink and blue variegated yarn I've had for over a year and couldn't find anything in my stash to go with it, so it sat. Then Mom gave me the dark pink when I was over the last time and it fit. Good thing too because I'm not all that fond of the dark pink on its own.
Need to weigh it so I know how much stash I burned and then it can go to Portland with us when we go over for spring break. YES!