Thursday, September 12, 2013
Better Late than Never
Since moving into the house across the street earlier this summer (Yeah, I know...Aren't we lucky?), my mom has made my life immeasurably easier. She has volunteered to help me wind and package yarn orders, pick up the boys from school while I dye yarn, volunteer in their classroom, make us dinner, run my errands, water my plants, walk the dog, the list goes on and on. (Again - How lucky am I?) It's her nature to think of others and how she can make their lives easier. I am beginning to wonder how I ever got anything done without her help!
Well, every year at about this time I come up with grandiose plans to knit her a sweater. I have gone so far as to purchase the pattern and all the yarn. Then, I put the whole lot in a bag and shove it into the bottom of the closet. I'm not sure why. It's as if I want the sweater to somehow be commensurate with all that she does for our family. Unfortunately, the project never quite seems to measure up.
I promise, I am getting to the point here...
Shortly after moving to Colorado, my mom joined Weight Watchers and joined a gym. While she wasn't terribly overweight, she felt sluggish and wasn't happy with how her clothes fit. In just a few months she's lost 20 lbs and looks and feels fantastic. I am so proud of her and figured a good way to show it would be to finally knit her that sweater. I chose Hannah Fettig's Trail Jacket pattern and Luna Grey Aurora yarn in the Emerald colorway. Hannah has a great style and her patterns are so well written. The pattern seemed like a good choice, as my mom could wear it as a jacket in the spring and fall. I am so pleased with the way the project is knitting up. My mom looks beautiful in deep, jewel tone colors, so I can't wait to see her in this sweater!