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For mom

May 17, 2012

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.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2012 5:27 pm

    Your scarf for your mom looks beauiful … I am sure she will be touched and wear it regularly – and with warm feeling in her heart!

  2. May 17, 2012 10:30 pm

    That is a gorgeous gift scarf…came to you from the Ravelry blog thread

  3. May 21, 2012 6:51 pm

    Drops alpaca knits into LOVELY cosy lace hats (if you haven’t knit with beads it might be the time to try), as well as stuff like fingerless gloves etc. Not to mention bracelets and other fluffy jewellery.

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