So, on a spur of the moment decision (after his parents had to cancel their trip out to see us last minute) we packed up the van and drove out to Wyoming to see them. While I was there, I brought along all sorts of crafty stuff including a kit i bought from a local yarn shop to make a shawl. The pattern for it is here:
As I was working on it, I decided it really looked very western in colors (like the deserts that were around his family's house) and that I would give it to his mother. It wasn't long after that she commented on how the colors were beautiful and couldn't wait to see me model it. I finished it on Tuesday morning early and presented it to her while she was drinking her morning coffee. Her face was priceless. I told her the payment would be to let me take photos of her modeling it so I could post it to my blog. Here they are.
I loved the pattern and as a friend mentioned it is a good piece to do with scraps of yarn you may have. I will definitely make one for myself and it was easy peasy!