a thermis cowl. For my mom, I knit her a shawl... something to keep her warm in church meetings.
Malabrigo Rios, in Aguas to be exact. It is no surprise that I'm a huge fan of Malabrigo, so it was only fitting that I used it to make something for my mom - since I'm a huge fan of her too!
Traveling Woman Shawl, by Liz Abinant. I know it looks a little intimidating with all those purl rows, but this pattern was wonderful. It was my first time working a lace pattern, so I did have to go to the LYS to get some help on how to read it. Once they explained it to me, I was off to the races. I guess I was just a little over-excited to be making this because within three days, I was out of yarn and waiting for a new skein to arrive. Thank goodness I had ordered it from Mr. Yarn, and they still had a skein in the same dyelot available.
I think it turned out lovely! I really debated if I should give it away or keep it for myself ;-) I decided my mom would probably love it more than I ever could, so I wrapped it up for her Christmas.
When I called on Christmas morning to see if she had opened it, my niece (she's almost 5!) told me "Mamaw really likes her cape." Too cute!~
Pattern - Traveling Woman Shawl, by Liz Abinant.
Date started - 11/20/11
Date Finished - 12/7/11
Made For - Mi Madre
Yarn - Malabrigo Rios in Aguas
Needles - US 10, 40" circulars - Addi Turbos
Pre-Blocked Size- 52" wingspan by 14" tall
Finished Size - 80" wingspan by 24" tall