Here is the scarf I crocheted for my fabulous father-in-law, the original Ted Zaroff. It's made with Cascade Oatmeal Tweed Peruvian highland wool, and the pattern is in the current Crochet Today Special Issue.
I was blessed with THE BEST in-laws in the world. They have done so much for us over the years, and I can never repay them adequately for their kindness and support.
I still haven't decided on what to make for my mother-in-law. My husband suggested knitting or crocheting a shawl, but I am not confident enough in my new-found skills to attempt something so large. I've made her a lot of gifts over the years, so I need to come up with something good. She is bedridden, so a scarf isn't appropriate. I've already made her a beautiful lap quilt (grandmother's fan design) and a pillow in years past. Any other suggestions? Please post if you have a suggestion!