My lovely mother-in-law taught me how to crochet. She has blessed our home with several handmade quilts and crocheted afghans. To see the immense work that goes into creation each time we use it is a reminder that we are much loved. Each stitch, each crochet.
And so it is when you give a gift like that yourself. It is love poured into each and every stitch, each and every crochet. It is thinking about the person you are making it for with every turn of the hand, each quickening of the fingers...until the last stitch is complete, thinking continually of the joy it will be to gift the blessing.
This year for Christmas I chose the most challenging pattern a novice like me could handle, and determined to complete it as a labor of love for my mother-in-law. A lovely shawl for a lovely lady. Blue is her favorite color, and pineapples are a symbol of hospitality. A perfect pattern for a woman who's taught me so much about being hospitable.
This shawl was adapted from this lovely pineapple shawl pattern by Stitch Nation.
Have a wonderful weekend friends! See you on Grace Laced Mondays!