Wedding Shawl for my Mother-In-Law

grey lace icarus shawl

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 stepmothergodmother, and mom. This final one is for my mother-in-law.

icarus shawl feather lace motif

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.

icarus shawl gray lace

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.

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Sew News Braided Scarf and a Podcast

While I’ve clearly been busy with getting married this weekend and preparing to leave the country (and my sewing machines!) for four months tomorrow, a couple of exciting things that I’ve been working on have recently seen the light of day. My first article in Sew News magazine came out in the August/September 2014 issue […]

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I Am My Own Von Trapp Family

Several sources of good ideas and grand intentions went into making this monstrosity of an outfit. First, I wanted to try sewing another Summer Concert Tee but thought it would be an interesting experiment to use a woven fabric. Second, I seem to be on an orange kick recently and this thrifted duvet cover in […]

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Wedding Shawl for my Mother

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 […]

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My Week in Pictures

This week was hard for me and, for the first time in a very long time, I didn’t feel like blogging. I know my posts have been spotty this summer, mostly due to the fact that I haven’t had any routine since we’ve moved. I felt really low this week for a number of reasons. […]

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Four Months in SE Asia

Coming up soon, Adam and I are taking a four month honeymoon. I am so excited (and a little bit terrified, not only because I will be 4 months without a sewing machine!). I’ve been dreaming about such a trip for a very long time, and as I struggled through the end of graduate school, […]

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Blackberry Liquorice Cocktail or Mocktail

I’m surrounded by so many ripe blackberries that I’m needing to get creative with how I use them since a girl can only eat so many baked goods and drink so many smoothies (although I don’t think I’ll ever tire of eating them right off the vine)! Long, hot summer evenings are perfect for plopping down on […]

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