I scheduled the day off and knitBS and I went to have lunch with mom. We had a good time and chatted a lot.
We did talk a little about knitting. In fact, there is a group at her church that is knitting prayer shawls. They seemed surprised that her son knits. She, quite proudly, told them that I knit and knit a lot during family events and times when there are family times at hospitals and such. She told them "he knits socks, a lot." So they ask "is your son still knitting socks" when they see her. I think that's a sign that my mom likes the fact that I knit.
So, I'm thinking of knitting a prayer shawl. The pattern is here. Have you ever knit one? I'm interested in your experience.