Dallas seemed to want to try her hand at crochet after noticing my previous unsuccessful attempts. Though it started well, I had to take over because she couldn't resist playing with the moving yarn, plus she kept dropping stitches and making frayed loops - not really her fault, since she doesn't have the requisite opposable thumb needed to make her grip less tenuous.
I began this shawl at least 6 times, experimenting with stitches, tension, ply- and hook- sizes. I wanted something less crochet-holey looking, and more knitted in appearance. I'm pleased with the way it's finally turning out - hopefully, the shawl I intended from the very start will end up as a comfort shawl this time!