Sunday, October 12, 2008
finishing mum's work #1
About six months ago, Mum stumbled across a pattern for a lovely simple lace scarf in a magazine she was flipping through. She was inspired to make one, which was a great surprise to me... since it had been at least twenty years since she had done any kind of knitting.
So she borrowed some needles from me, and we went shopping for the yarn together.
It took her a little while to pick up the lace pattern... there was quite a bit of frogging in the beginning! But she was a very determined woman, and she got there in the end. The scarf looked magnificent, and she gave it to a close friend for her birthday.
By then, Mum was addicted to the lace pattern. She went shopping for more yarn, and bought enough to make two more scarves... this time for herself!
I found them in her craft bag the other day. They were so very nearly finished. In fact, the knitting was completed and the ends were woven in. She had purchased an assortment of beads for the trimmings, and all that remained to be done was to sew them on.
So today I have completed the first one. I will give it to my sister, so that she has a precious handcrafted memory of Mum. Whenever she wears it around her neck... it will feel like a yummy warm alpaca hug!
If you are interested in making a similar scarf... take a look at this stitch pattern