My mother turned 60 yesterday, and about twenty-odd people — there’s five of us kids, plus significant others and ten grandkids — had dinner with her and dad at a fancy restaurant. Today, Mr P and I are hosting some of her friends at an open house at our apartment. I should be making fancy little munchies, but I’m taking a break from sticking crayfish tails into little croustades and smearing fancy cheese onto rye bread. And whatnot.
One of the gifts I gave her is this scarf.
I tried several other projects with this yarn and it didn’t want to play at all. Really annoying. I still have four and a half skeins, which I haven’t decided if I’ll try to do something with, or just sell. The scarf knit up fairly quickly, though, and I hope she’ll wear it in the fall. She did at least seem to love it, and several other family members were very impressed — enough that there’s a tentative knit night planned for tomorrow.
It was bizarre to realize that I haven’t seen my parents since November-ish. Mom and I chat quite a bit, we email and we read each other’s blogs, we all communicate on Facebook, but we haven’t met face to face in ages. P and I are going to London and then Cambridge in a week, and we’ll see each other again, but then it might be another six months. I don’t really like it, but what can you do.
Yarn is Drops Alpaca in the color 2919, about two and a half skeins, in a Drops pattern. The pattern is for the yarn held double; I did it single because I wanted a more decorative scarf rather than a warm one.