Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mom, don't look...

Have no fear, my Mom is neck deep in cardboard boxes, so she won't be reading the blog anytime soon. She's closing on her new house tomorrow and starting the move on Saturday. I'll be driving 6 hours tomorrow just so I can carry boxes and boss the packing of the UHaul. Sans kids and husband, Mom needs less house. She has less desire to clean and maintain a big house, and would prefer to spend her time scuba diving and skiing. These are both activities that she's become obsessed with lately, shortly after the demise of her marriage of 20+ years. Needless to say, Mom is having a joyful time with no kids at home and no couch potato husband. Isn't she cute and sassy?

Mom's on the left, in Key West this past winter

While Mom's not looking, I hereby present the completed Christmas present for 2005. During my trip to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival, I picked up a hank of this amazing merino/tencel yarn with little tiny loops spaced about 1/2" apart. I saw it from across the field and knew it was perfect for my Mom. But after I got home, I worried that one hank wasn't enough for a good length scarf. So I consulted several experts and finally settled on a basic garter/drop stitch design to maximize the glory of this yarn. Here 'tis:

I'm jumping in the car at 8am tomorrow and heading off to Mom's. When I return midweek, I'll have some other fun pics to share. Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

nina beana said...

Glad you're back! Love your projects! And thanks for coming over yesterday!