sometimes a bit of crochet is just what the doctor ordered when i run into a knitting slump or challenge.
i have found this really pretty shawl pattern while searching on ravelry. this pattern is yet another example of how fabulous something can be after not noticing it before based solely on the pattern page itself.
this is called country cotton shawl and is a free lion brand pattern (of course, they will want you to login to their site to take advantage of their free patterns). BUT, their version is crocheted with a light colored solid yarn.
i found some really fabulous colored and variegated versions on ravelry ... which i shamelessly copied.
i used a craft store yarn too ... it's Premier Yarns Serenity Garden in colorway "gems". it was on sale at the craft store for cheap cheap cheap. i used between 3 and 4 balls. now, it is a microfiber yarn, with lots of little plies that love to split, but if you crochet with care ... it's no problem.
i really love the colors. i have worn it once since finishing, but will wear it more once the weather warms up (to me, it's definitely a summer shawl).