Sunday, February 28, 2010

Victim? I think not!

Some people don't have the option of running away. They deserve to protect themselves at all times!

~After breakfast, I made a tray of Spinach Devil Eggs for Susan's Tea this afternoon.

~I helped Anne & Mell clean up after coffee hour,snce the 2 people who were supposed to host weren't there. I have agreed to be an usher,along with Jim Harper,on 2nd Sundays.

~I went home,changed my clothes,then headed back up to Anne's for Susan's 8th Sobriety Birthday tea. It was great fun!

~Back to church for 4:30pm Contemporary service(23 people). There was talk of getting a banner for the side of the church, facing the street,to bring in new people.

~I made Mike a Ham/Cheese/Bacon wrap for supper.

~I finished the Bright granny lap blanket. It is so cheerful!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Cocoa Banana muffin tops with Vanilla Cream cheese frosting. Renamed by Mike Mallory "Little Cathy Snack Cakes".

~Susan & I went yardsaling,then had lunch at Just Muffin Around with the Hogan's. The green chile stew was excellent!

~Using a partial skein of retro multicolor yarn I call "Montana Sunset"(blue,rust,purple,raw sienna),I made a 4-round Stained Glass granny square, Turtle "Nellwyn" with a rust body & a Little Octopus.

~I went to music practice at 4:40pm. With only 3 other soft-singing ladies,I sounded too load & off-key to my own ears!

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammies for supper.

~I worked on the Country Rose prayer shawl.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. Psalm 47:1

Note to all crocheters:
If you want the pattern for the Diamond Prayer Shawl,please email me at .I am unable to copy/paste the pattern here.

~I went early to Albertson's to pick up peanut butter at 10 for $10 for the food pantry. There was no limit,so I got 30 jars(enough for 2 weeks). I also picked up regular baking cocoa(for baking,lol) & special Dark for Mocha.

~Back home,I tried a new recipe for Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal cookies. Of course,I modified it by using Craisins, pecans, splenda & wheat flour. Along with the 1tsp cinnamon the recipe called for,I added a couple dashes each of nutmeg, cloves & ginger. They are crunchy on the outside, slightly chewy on the inside & AWESOME!! It's a big recipe & made bunch of cookies.

~I finished a Wenatchee Hat in Caron Pounder Dark Violet with Cool Pearl beads in dark & light gray.

~When Mike got home, we went to Lowe's to pick up a new flap for the dog door. We had to buy the whole unit instead. Got it home & it was the wrong size. Mike ordered one just like the one we had online.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had apepperoni wrap dipped in tomato sauce.

~I put together more Bright Squares.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Speckled enamelware reminds me of my grandma's houses. This black/white collander was found at Goodwill for 99cents. I LOVE it,rusty spots & all!

~Bulletins, liturgical readings printed. The typewriter isn't scary anymore, though I still only use it when I have to,LOL. Gave away 20 bags at the food pantry & had to turn away 2 people.

~I dropped of Peanut Butter Cup cookies for the Napa Boys.

~Date Nite was interesting. There were 11 of us, so we did weak-hand drills, placing our strong hands in the back of our belts & drawing/shooting/reloading/clearing malfunctions with the weak hand. I did the shoot 2/reload/shoot 2 the quickest(maybe beacuse I'm the youngest & most flexible,LOL),but cannot lock my slide back with one hand no matter which technique I tried. My Kahr K40 has a short barrel(3.5")& a tight recoil spring. I have a hard time doing it even with two hands!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Prayer Shawl

Diamond Prayer Shawl in Caron Pounder Claret.

~I cut up the Ginger Coconut bars I made on Monday. They seem to cut easier when you leave them in the pan a few days. I started a load of laundry.

~I had to wait until after 10:30am to start printing the newsletter. Mike came up around 12:30pm & helped me put them together,then mailed them for me.
~I started a new prayer Shawl in RHS Pounder Country rose(from Jenn) using a scarf pattern called "Lobster Trap" from Shepherd's Crook Crochet. I made a ch-60 and worked the pattern,but with 4 dc at each end for more stability. It's a pretty pattern!
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper whil I had chicken corn chowder & crackers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Which sign...

This also holds true for all places of business that post signs against concealed-carry. I choose to not frequent those kinds of businesses.

~My toenails are "Sangria" red!
~I made a rose pin in Caron Pounder Deep Violet(I call it Tyrian purple) for the LB Homespun Baroque Cheyenne Hat.
~There was snow on the ground this morning & in the 20's. It was gone soon after. Work went well. I worked on the newsletters & bulletins. Anne Malstrom brought me some yarn!
~The new ear protectors Mike got us are AWESOME!
~I laid out the Bright Squares(pink,yellow,turqua & lime) & started putting them together with amethyst.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had a pepperoni sammie,dipped in tomato sauce.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Bahama Mama Bars-using the recipe for my Ginger Coconut bars with lemon cookie crust,brazil nuts, dehydrated pineapple & papaya, white chips & coconut. Devoured by all who has tried them!

~I started a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Baroque.

~I stopped at Big Lots(kleenex, brownie mix, bath scrubbie) at 9am. It was cold when I went in but was snowing hard when I came out!

~I helped Chuck load bags at the food pantry.

~I got groceries at Smith's(pasta for the food pantry,too) & WMS. I went to the one on Wyoming because it's next door to the Dollar Tree,where I got 12 cans of soup for the food pantry.

~Back home,after lunch, I made bacon & Ginger Coconut bars(the combined smells are awesome!). I also swept the floors & cleaned the front bath.

~I finished the Baroque hat,but still need to make a rose pin for it.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper.

~I finished the Diamond Prayer Shawl in Caron Pounder Claret. I love it!

~We watched "The Punisher-War Zone". It was good,but a little too graphic for my tastes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,the holy place where the Most High dwells.Psalm 46:4

I started a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Shaker(which I call "Tuscany").
~I dropped off Cocoa Banana cup cakes for the Napa Boys before heading up to the church.
~After coffee hour, I came home & finished the Tuscany hat,adding a rose pin in unknown wool-mohair Geranium Red.
~I frosted the Cocoa Banana cup cakes & headed up to the parish hall for Contemporary Service at 3:45pm. Mike came at 4:20pm,plenty of time for mass at 4:30pm. We had about 30 people,more than we had expected. Thing went pretty smooth for the first time, but we did learn a few things we need to change. We had a potluck birthday supper for Janelle. It was a great time!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Artisan Cross

Given to us by Lori B.- Christmas 2009

~I stopped off at Albertson's to pick up a small tub of light cream cheese.

~At Goodwill, I got a long-sleeve cover shirt(army green), 2 bowls(for beating my morning eggs) & a black speckled enamelware colander.

~At the Family Thrift Center, I got a skirt with a black background & tiers of 4 different prints. Large floral,moons & stars, small floral and small abstract squares. I should be able to wear,atleast, 6 different color Tshirts with out. Oh, this makes my official skirt count 30. Is that a collection or an obsession?

~I added the last flower to the Garland of Blossoms scarf & made a Tulsa Hat(granny sqaure band)in Black/Multicolor.

~I went to music practice at 3:30pm. We did a run-through of the Contemporary Service with Fr Jim present. I will be the "official" transparency changer of the service & music.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper.

~I worked on the Cream/Blue/Green round ripple lap blanket while we watched "The Chronicles of Riddick".-I bow to no man.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Prayer Shawl

Teal Diamond Prayer Shawl

~I didn't post first thing this morning because I had a dentist appointment at 7:30am to install my permanent cap(in the back,doesn't show). I asked the dentist about the gaps in my front teeth & she built them up(don't remember the name of the process) with a material that matches exactly my tooth color. The 2 teeth on either side of the 2 upper big teeth have always looked like baby teeth,much smaller than the others. I didn't think much about them until I got a public job & it made me self-conscious about smiling. Now,I look like a grown-up! I love Dr.Cynthia!!

~Back home, I made Cocoa Banana cup cakes,which I plan to frost with vanilla cream-cheese icing for a birthday party. I also swept/vacuumed & did a load of laundry.

~I finished a Sedona Hat in RHS Camouflage, adding a rose pin in Blaze orange wool. I also made Turtle "Stetson" in Camouflage/Black & a Stained Glass granny square in Camouflage.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper. I was still full from lunch.

~I put most of a Garland of Blossoms scarf together in Black with various colors of flowers.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NM Senate: Guns & Beer Do Mix(stupid headline)

February 13,2010 article from the Albuquerque Journal. My thoughts are in ( )'s.

"The guy in the next booth could be packing if a bill approved by the Senate becomes law(bad guys are already packing). The vote was 27-15 on Friday to allowed concealed carry licensees to take their handguns into restaurants that serve beer & wine(Chili's, Papa Felipe's, Sadie's,Applebee's,etc). It would remain illegal to take guns into bars or into restaurants with full liquor licenses, under the proposal(Atomic Cantina, Dragonhorn Tavern, Horse & Angel,etc). And beer-&-wine restaurants could opt out, by posting signs saying guns are prohibited(as does Tuesday Morning & Costco-welcoming the bad guys to rob them). Although it is illegal for someone carrying a gun to be intoxicated(as it is with driving a car), it's not completely clear that it's illegal for that person to consume alcohol(with all that you have to go through to get a CCL,it would be stupid to jeopardize it). More than 17,000 New Mexicans have been issued CCL's since 2004(with more every week being added)."

~Printed bulletin,liturgical readings, PoP's. Fr Jim & I both worked on sending the 2009 Parochial Report online. We now have 6 votes for bishop! Gave away 16 bags at the food pantry.

~Dropped off Bahama Mama Bars at Napa. Five people were laid off from the store, luckily not Mike.

~Fr im called me at home. I put a letter in the outgoing mail & forgot to put an address on it!Duh!! He said he would fix it for me.

~We arrived later than usual,but still on time for Date Nite. We heard from our Santa Fe "insider" that the bill to allowed concealed carry permit holders to to carry into restaurants that serve beer & win passed & is expected to be signed by the Governor in July. Both Mike & I did really well. The boys devoured my Bahama Mama Bars!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Black Forest Cake

~I was able to type up most of last nights meeting minutes before going to Ash Wednesday mass with Mike. The rest of the afternoon was spent on finishing the minutes, working on bulletins(extra stuff for Lent) & PoP.

~I know I was waiting at the bank drive-through for 15 minutes. Counting money is not that hard!

~After sweeping the floor,I finished the flower pin in CSS Black for the CSS Autumn Red Tweed hat.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper. I wasn't hungry.

~I finished the last of the 4-rnd granny squares in RHS Turqua. Now, to decide a layout & join the Hot Pink, Bright Yellow & Turqua squares with Amethyst.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

...let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3b

I started a Sedona Hat in RHS Camouflage.

~I am driving myself to work from now on,in case I have to make a "road trip" by myself. I worked on the newsletter, bulletins, paid bills. I also added to meeting minutes. I left at 2:15pm.

~On the way home,my water bottle spilled in my briefcase,getting stuff wet.

~I typed up a grocery list,menu & recipes for Chuck,who has found out he is pre-diabetic. It is our basic lower-carb menu that Mike & I eat.

~Mike and I went to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 5:30pm. It was good!

~At 7pm was Vestry meeting. Very calm compared to the last two.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Sedona Hat in Dark Brown/Medium Thyme to Jeana in OK.

~I stopped at Big Lots(baggies, tea, candy)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags for the food pantry. I also called in payroll & put stamps on mail.

~I got groceries at WMS, soup for the food pantry at Dollar Tree(along with wheat pretzels & aluminum pans),though I could only get half of what I needed because the card machine was down. At Michael's,I used a 50%-off coupon for a 16oz skein of Caron in Lace(creamy tan).

~Back home,I finished sorting sugar into baggies for the food pantry. I sorted Caron Simply Soft yarn, finding a ball of Autumn Red Tweed I forgot I had. I made a Sedona Hat with it,adding Black stripes,but still need to make a Black flower for it.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a cabbage salad.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine Day to all my family & friends!

~After breakfast, I made turkey/veggie cream cheese/wheat flatbread rollups for Coffee Hour.

~Mike has the day off,so he came to church with me. We got there early to make coffee. The Black Forest cake & rollups were devoured. Mike helped clean up,too! The Prayer Shawl Ministry gave a shawl to the friend of a church member.

~Back home, I pulled weeds from the front yard while Mike changes the lifts on Lori's hatchback. Susan came over & we all visitied for a while.

~I did a load of laundry & swept the floor.

~I made a Sedona Hat in Bernat Softee Chunky Dark Blue/Denim & a Durango Hat in unknown Rust.

~We had Digiorno pizza for supper.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hats Sold!!

I sold a Sedona Hat in Tweed Forest/Oxford to Abigail in MA.
I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Light Blue/Light Periwinkle to Janet in MI.
~I made a Black Forest Dump Cake for Coffee Hour tomorrow. It smells YUMMY!!!
~Went a little early up to the church to check on sugar & rice in the food pantry & make a sign for Prayer Shawl Ministry. It was only me,Lucy & Anne. I worked on the Claret Diamond Prayer Shawl.
~Back home, I finished a hat in unknown cotton textured cream yarn/unknown smooth taupe cotton thread,adding a flower pin in cream. The yarn came from Anne at PSM. It's very soft & pretty.
~At 4pm,I went to music practice,then realized I had forgotten the food for St. Martin's, so I went back home,got it and came back to the church. Imade transparancies of the music for Mark & we sang. Standing up with a microphone & speakers sounds much better. It was fun!!
~Mike had made his own supper by the time I got home.
~I started a lap blanket,but only got as far as the beginning chain count after trying 6 times!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be consistent

There is an argument among those who feel the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to individuals with weapons that weren't around in 1776. These same people would state that the 1st Amendment does apply to media that wasn't around in 1776. All I ask is that there be consistency.

~I stopped at Lowes for an OTT light bulb,but they didn't have any!

~I went early to Smith's to shop for the church food pantry. Julie,the lady who normallydoes the shopping,is getting a knee replaced. Mycart was so full! I also picked up the few things I get there every other week.

~I brought the groceries home & put them away.

~I went back out to Hobby Lobby to pick up crochet hook for thePrayer Shawl Ministry & found a bulb while there,though it is not OTT brand. It looks the same size,so hopefully it will fit.

~At Goodwill, I got a summer cover shirt & a Christmas tree ornament. I took my plastic shopping bags into the Family Thrift Center & picked up a shirt for Mike, a shirt for me & a set of hooks.

~Back home & after lunch, I made Peanut Butter Cookies with peanut chunks & Mini Reese Peanut Butter Cup chunks. They are yummy! I also swept the floor.

~I finished a special-order Cheyenne Hat in RHS Light Blue/RHS Light Perwinkle.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.

~I worked on scrap granny squares.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Chips & Pecans

~Work went well. Printed liturgical readings, Bulletins, POP's. Addressed/stamped some letters, helped with food pantry & learned to print on transparencies. Forgot the recyclables at work,though.

~I dropped off a batch brownies for the Napa Boys & Mike quad paper.

~Date Nite went well. We did alot of movement shooting at multiple targets. I did better at "El Presidente" than the first time I did it,but not as good at 45-degree retreat shooting. The brownies were devoured!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Neckwarmer sold!

I sold a Neckwarmer in Charcoal/Nordic Forest to Melody in KY. This is her second one!

~Work went well. I paid bills, worked on then printed out bulletins,prayers of the people & January Vestry meeting minutes. After lunch, Fr Jim & I went on a "Road Trip"! Actually, he just took me to Office Max to buy transparencies to show me how the tax-exempt card worked.

~At home, I did a load of laundry,swept floors & cut up/bagged/froze the "Bahama Mama" bars. I had one & they are awesome,even though they don't have chocolate in them!

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had a cabbage salad.

~I made granny squares in RHS Bright Yellow,10 in all, finishing up the skein. I then chose RHS Turqua for more squares.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; Psalm 42:7a

I typed up the pattern for the Diamond Prayer Shawl & emailed it to work.

~Work went well. Did some work on the Parochial Report,using the beast of a 1970's typewriter(it's scary!). I also worked on bulletins & printed out a welcome letter.

~I received yarn in the mail for a specail order hat,which I started. A Cheyene Hat in RHS Light Blue with a RHS Light Periwinkle rose pin.

~I also got a goodie box from my mom with all kinds of neat stuff!

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper,while I had a cabbage salad.

~I worked on the Claret Diamond prayer shawl.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hat & Turtle Sold!

I sold Turtle "Tod" to Marie in NY.
I sold a Girly Hat in Autumn Red/Squash to Sonia in CA.
~I stopped by Big Lots,where I picked up pork skins & 2 cake mixes on sale 1/2 price. I will use them for the Easter bake sale.
~I helped Chuck load 20 bags at the food pantry.
~Mike called & asked me to bring his knife to work for opening boxes.
~I got groceries at WMS & stopped by the bank.
~After putting groceries away & having lunch, I made Tropical Bars(my coconut dump brownies made with lemon wafer crust, white chips, chopped dried pineapple & mango, brazil nuts). I hope they taste good! I also made bacon & did a load of laundry.
~I started several hats from scraps,but ended up pulling them out. I worked on scrap granny squares. I did make most of a Roseburg Hat in unknown textured Cream cotton/unknown thin Tan cotton.
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.
~We watched "Bolt". It was cute!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another layer of protection

Fairbairn Sykes Hide Away Knife-The idea of this knife is the loop fits around the fingers so it can't be taken away from you. When it is sheathed, it also is not obvious as a knife, looks more like a carabiner. A perfect addition to my "arsenal".

~I went to church early & talked to some of the 8am people to get interest in The Prayer Shawl Ministry. Barbara needs a refresher course(hasn't crocheted in a few years) & Sarah wants to learn granny squares(she travels alot). Another lady crochets & wants my Diamond Prayer Shawl pattern. After the 10:30am mass, Kristen wants to learn crochet(already knows how to knit), Susan said she would make shawls & Beryl said she would make shawls/lap blankets after she finishes a layette. WooHoo!!

~Back home, I made a Sedona Hat in 2-strands RH Plush in Light Celery(from Susan)/Medium Purple(from Anne),adding aflower pin in Purple.

~Mike got off work early & we went down to Caliber's to help Randy with the CCW class. Along with 4 other "Date Nite" guys & Mimi(Randy's lady), we watch to make sure the shooters are being safe & can hit the target to qualify. It was appreciated by the others that I was there, since there were 5 ladies in the class.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Turtle Sold!

I sold turtle "Sheridan" to Brianne in OH.

~While I was flossing my teeth, I popped the temporary cap off my tooth & had to go in to the dentist to get it re-cemented, which made me late for Daughters of the King.
~After the meeting, I went to Goodwill & the Family Thift Center,but didn't get anything.
~Back home, I swept the floor.
~I finished a Durango Hat in unknown fuzzy chunky Wood Violet with one vintage Brown/Tan button.
~At 3:30pm, I went up to the church to set up the Table for the Prayer Shawl Ministry display for Sunday. At 4pm, we met for Contemporary Service music practice. Janelle took 2 Prayer shawls for her friends.
~I went back home at 4:30pm. Mike & I went down to Caliber's to meet Randy about purchasing a knife. I will post a picture of it tomorrow. It's awesome!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Neckwarmer sold!

I sold a Neckwarmer in Walnut to Melody in KY.

~I used a new recipe & made Chocolate Brownies with chocolate chips & pecans. Yummy!

~I swept/vacuumed/dusted & cleaned the front bath.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in 2 strands Yarnbee pompadour in Pink with a black rose pin & a white rose pin. The rest of the afternoon was spent making granny squares.

~I made Mike achicken bacon cheese sammie while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.

~I made Bright Yellow 4-round granny squares to go with the Hot Pink ones.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Cheyenne Hat in Dark Blue/True Yellow to Janet in MI.

~Wow! The driver door on my Jeep was frozen shut. Mike warmed everything up for me & scrapped my windows.
~I did take pictures of the church with all the snow on the ground. Good thing,since it was gone in a few hours. I printed out 15 copies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry booklets, liturgical readings and bulletins. I got all the bulletins folded by noon. I attended the St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting(won a door prize of a heart-shaped glass candy dish!) & listened to the presentation on personal safety,stuff I already knew,LOL. I finished up the bulletins for next week.
~Date Nite was awesome! We did drills with cover & without cover shirts/jackets. I did hit a new 1st-shot hit of 1.83.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What "Date Nite" is all about!

It's a huge responsibility-you're responsible for every bullet you send.
~Mike drove me to work in my Jeep to see if it was overheating. I did some printing projects for DoK, worked on/printed out bulletins for proofing. Real slow compared to last week!
~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper. I had a cabbage salad.
~I started a new Diamond Prayer Shawl in Caron Pounder Claret.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Baroque/Dark Violet/Light Plum sold to Ellie in MI.
Cheyenne Hat in Black/Silver sold to Cherie in GA.
~Work went well. I was in the process of printing out January Vestry meeting minutes when I realized I had saved the 24th minutes over the 19th minutes & had not copy in my computer. I had printed the 19th out for Chuck last week & I called him to bring me his copy,which I typed back into the computer. I also typed up the minutes from the Annual Meeting,giving a copy of all 3 to Fr. Jim for editting. We also worked on a rough-draft bulletin for the Contemporary Service.
~Mike did the taxes & was very pleased with the results.
~ I swept the floor & started a load of laundry when I got home.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sammie for supper while I had a cabbage salad.
~I decided I didn't like the Bright Ribbons lap blanket pattern, so I made 4-round granny squares from the Hot Pink & will make other squares from "hot " colors & join them with RHS Amethyst.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Scarf Sold!!

I sold an Artisan Scarf in Sunspark/Toffees to Donna in OH.

~Last night,around 10:30pm,we heard a load slam noise. Mike went to investigate. Turned out that Penny went running to go outside,Jake was in the spare bedroom & ran into the door coming out,closing himself in the room! Silly puppies!!

~I stopped at Big Lots(paper towels, crackers, bath organizer)before heading up to the church to load food bags with Chuck. I also called in payroll & hung up the poster I got on Saturday. It's pretty!

~I got groceries at Smith's, Albertson's & Walmart Supercenter.

~After putting groceries away & having lunch, I finished a hat that was started some time ago in RH Soft Paprika held together with unknown confetti yarn in shades of rust & yellow. I used the remaining RHSoft Paprka on a Modern Flapper hat with a Turquoise flower pin & 5-rnd granny square.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger sammie for supper while I had PB/AB on wheat tortilla.

~I finished the Teal Diamond prayer shawl.