A few months back I finished my first crochet Dory Shawl, (I say first because I challenge anyone to just make one.) I use my favourite yarn, Cascade Pima Cotton in my favourite colour combo, grey and yellow. It is really quick to hook and most of the shawl is one very, very easy stitch.
However when I got the the scallop edge my pattern reading difficulties kicked in and I couldn't for the life of me work out what I was ment to do, so I made up my own edge. I need to do a technical class in pattern reading. I am great at the visual patterns just not the written patterns. Anyway I still love it and I am currently hooking my third shawl.