To honor the women that have been mothers to me, I knit each of them a lace shawl to wear to my wedding. I want to thank my mother, stepmother, godmother, and mother-in-law each for their love and guidance and support in my life. I picked a different yarn and different pattern for each woman. I already shared the shawls for my stepmother, godmother, and mom. This final one is for my mother-in-law.
Judi is a strong, loving woman with an artist’s soul. I wanted to knit her a shawl that would emphasize her loving embrace, for she takes into her arms, her heart, and her life so many people that are lucky enough to cross her path. I knit Icarus Shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2006 in Rowan Fine Lace. I chose a silver lace yarn so that it would shine, just like Judi. Other than one stupid mistake on my part and accompanying significant frogging, the pattern was easy and pleasant to knit.
I really love this finished shawl and would be very tempted to knit it again for myself, if I didn’t abhor knitting the same pattern twice. I think this shawl took about 45 hrs of knitting time (if I pretend that I never actually knit the part that I had to frog). It’s on Ravelry here.