This is a free Lion Brand pattern - Tea Wrap - size K hook - unlabeled cone yarn (nylon-acrylic). Counted the beginning chains as stitches and changed the dcs to trcs. The stitch counts didn't always come out correctly so I did fudge it whenever that occurred. I ran out of the darker shade of vanilla so had to do the last section with a lighter shade. The neckline is not completely straight so when wearing the shawl the top will fold down as pictured.
This deceptively simple looking birdfeeder was inspired by Pinterest. It brought two to tears of frustration as they couldn't tie the yarn onto the corners. I'm not even sure that the glued sticks can hold the weight of the birdseed. Another annoying comment was that the birdseed wasn't the correct type for outdoor birds. What the !@#$.
This is what they're putting together today for their moms. The words are cut with the Cricut Expression 2 - Wild Card cartridge. The paper twist flower is made from a flower loom. The key ring fob is a decoupaged heart with their photo on the other side.
Simple, straight-forward...what could possibly go wrong?!