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.