My SIL, Jenny is getting married this summer in Colorado. I offered, instead of china or a dish or something, to make her a shawl that she could wear, both in the wedding and after. Since they're established adults with all their own cookware and such, I though thtis a more practical and meaningful gift. The time and love put in it is worth a lot more than a Mr. Coffee tea maker!
The first yarn we picked was a little too pinkey-purple.
The second yarn was perfect.
It's amazing how shrimpy and pathetic lace looks prior to blocking.
And how lovely it looks when it's done.