15 May 2008

Completed: Lace Ribbon Shawl

Here it is. The first item I have knit for my mom on purpose.

Lace Ribbon Shawl

I'm not counting the baby blanket I made for a friend that my mom wanted to keep for herself. Her argument was that the colors were not very child appropriate (this friend was kind of goth). Of course she was half kidding, but it wasn't that close of a friend, and I didn't have her address anyway. Now it's my favorite lap blanket when I'm visiting home.

I wanted to make her something that she could wear in South Florida. Although it's hot, you get cold inside, since all places has central air conditioning. The yarn is
Handmaiden Sea Silk, which is nice and cool. She can throw this on when having sushi on the beach with her girlfriends, at the movies, the opera, or the constant slew of weddings we've been attending.

Lace Ribbon Shawl

The pattern was the lovely
Lace Ribbon Scarf by the talented Veronik Avery . I really enjoyed knitting this. It was an easy lace pattern to memorize, but kept me interested. There are more specs on Ravelry for all of my knitting friends.

Enjoy the pictures, and just remember, it was laundry day...

Mom's Shawl Completed

My mom will get this in July for her birthday. Before you think I'm super efficient, I must tell you that this was supposed to be a present for last year!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's ba-you-si-ful! COngrats. You're mom really gonna love it.

Magda

EmilyG said...

Beautiful! Nice work!

Lisa said...

She's going to love it! Are there birthday present rules like wedding presents...within a year is acceptable? If not, I'm instituting them :)

piddleloop.com said...

oooh yer mom is lucky! it's so pretty!

meg said...

Very nice! You're mom is lucky. I love that pattern- the lace is so minimal looking, it doesn't get too scary or grandma-ish.

Andrea said...

I know your mom is going to like it. It turned out beautiful!!! Love it.

Carrie said...

That is BEAUTIFUL - and very appropriate for Florida! :)

ambika said...

Ha! I love the 'on purpose.' My mom, to this day, is still the recipient of some of my projects in new crafty ventures (recently, it was a pair of pajama pants that were too small for me.)

It's gorgeous, by the way. I'm sure she'll love it.

sulu-design said...

Yikes! That's gorgeous. Your gift-giving habits make me feel a lot better about being the aunt who always sends my nephews their birthday presents a week late.

Sherry W said...

Lucky Mom!!!