Check out what my mother in law made me for my birthday:
It’s a mantle scarf! Apparently the pattern is from 1899 – how cool is that? Here’s a closeup of the lace:
Very pretty –and it completely reminds me of the crochet that my great grandmother used to do – really beautiful and really intricate stuff. I don’t know that I’d have the patience to make something that delicate.
She also sent some fun yarn: