In honor of my mad teaching skillz (which are probably none. Are any of you people actually still knitting?) I give you pictures of the scarf I knit my mom. It's the first lace project I've ever completed. I would have liked it to have been bigger (I knit too damn tightly), but she seemed to be loving it, so I call it a success. It is also the first pattern I have ever paid for. I think the three bucks was well worth it.
The whole thing
and a close up of the stitch pattern
The pattern can be found at PieKnits