To honor the women that have been mothers to me, I am knitting 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 finished shawls for my stepmother and godmother. This one is for my mom.
My mom is a petite blonde woman who wears pink. Clearly, I’m not blonde (well, not most of the time), I’m definitely not petite, but I certainly inherited my love of pink from her! I picked a complicated and frilly, intricate pattern not necessarily because I thought it would fit her personality (how I chose the other shawl patterns) but because I knew she would appreciate it. I know it will make her smile. The pattern I picked is #06 Turquoise Lace Shawl from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2013. The yarn is Filatura di Crosa Nirvana in my absolute favorite shade of bubblegum pink.
I love this finished shawl. Before I blocked it, it looked so very small that I was worried that it would be tiny, but an aggressive block brought it to the perfect size. I also thought it was a bit weird that there are bobbles on the top part of the shawl but not in the lower lace charts. But I do think that detail is growing on me. Other than following a bunch of errata listed for the pattern, I knit it according to the pattern. Somehow my edging didn’t line up how it was supposed to, which was confusing to me since I swear my stitch count was correct everywhere that I could count, but a little wiggle during blocking made it look just fine.
This is 43 hours of knitting time. The project is on Ravelry.