Monday, September 21, 2009

Gift Knitting

Last Friday was my mother's 65th birthday. We celebrated in our family's usual way: small and simple. Homemade soups and bread. A delicious apple upside-down cake and tea. We sat around and chatted and checked out pictures from Mom, Dad, Andy and Amy's recent trip to Sweden and Norway. We bestowed my mom with small tokens. I made her a neckwarmer from a pattern over at Loop with a new-to-me herringbone stitch. And, while it didn't turn out looking quite like the picture, it did turn out rather nice.


And because I don't know if my mother wants a slightly blurry picture of her pasted in cyberspace, here I am modeling it wearing a way too matchy-matchy shirt and, as usual, in my bathroom.


Oh, I think there are going to be some more of these made. I feel toasty just looking at it.

9 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

It's beautiful! I would totally swap something for one of those. I cannot knit.

Dana said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!

Feather said...

oooohhhhh! i love it! that's way too hip for a 65 year-old. send it my way!

nicola said...

gorgeous, elissa! man, you have gotten so good! does it feel nice to complete such a lovely project?
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

UK lass in US said...

What a great looking neck warmer - I prefer yours to the original pic.

Korana said...

So not too matchy matchy! I love it too! Especially the buttons. Lovely.

Feather said...

ok, so can i just say how incredibly excited i am that i keep finding you on my blog?! very cool. i'm loving your style, mama.

Artfulife said...

So cute!

Sherrie said...

I am going to have to stop reading your blog. It is going to get way too expensive for me! I absolutely love this neck warmer, and I absolutely hate being cold, and one of these will be the best thing when all my turtlenecks are dirty and I won't have to pull one out of the hamper (not that I would ACTUALLY do that of course!)
So umm email me and we can chat about this further!