Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Special delivery from Mom

Last week I got an unexpected package in the mail. It was from my mom, so I knew there would be good treats inside...


Recently I asked my mom if she would knit a grey scarf for me... check out this lacey, scalloped-edged alpaca beauty she made! I love love love it.

Edited 12/8/07: The pattern for this scarf can be found HERE.


My mom is an excellent sock knitter, I wear her creations all winter. This pair, Monkey from Knitty, is the newest member of the rotation (I am wearing these with my new lounge pants in the previous post).

What timing - a Christmas apron! This is a recent find from a Goodwill in Colorado. I like how the person who made it stitched some of the green bias tape in the center of the band, just for decorative purposes.


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This is my most recent completed project. Catnip toys! Every December at work, my group holds a day-long sale of books, baked goods, crafted/donated items, etc, and the money raised is given to a local food bank. The first year I was at this job, I made some cat toys, and that has been "my thing" ever since.

17 comments:

Berry said...

You've been spoilt! I love the scarf and the socks, congrats to your mum.

Isabelle said...

Beautiful gifts from your Mom! This scarf is exquisite. You have a super Mom!

I hope the catnip toys sell quick! Great idea for a fundraiser.

Stephanie said...

That scarf is beautiful and those socks look so comfy. I can't wait to really start knitting. Those catnip toys are cute!

cidell said...

what a neat gift. love the socks.

Bonnie D. said...

Can your mom adopt me???? Love the scarf and socks. The apron is adorable! I have been on an apron kick recently.

The catnip toys are a fun idea and what a great idea for a fundraiser. I work in an office with all men so that idea wouldn't fly for us. I recently suggested a pot luck lunch (with everyone contributing something) and they looked at me like I was an alien. "Umm, or maybe we can just get pizza."

Lashell said...

The scarf is great. I wish I had family that made me things instead of them always looking for me to make them something. lol

Tany said...

Those are fantastic gifts ( I LOVE the scarf, it'r gorgeous!)! Lucky girl, your mother is very talented (and you are your mother's daughter alright!)

Meggy said...

Where can I get a mum like that....She knits so beautifully :)

Tracey said...

Hey, I've been wanting a grey scarf too. Can you pass this note along to your mom. It's gorgeous.

Lovely said...

GO Mom! She didn't just knit you a scarf -- that thing is mighty stylish!

Melissa said...

Oh will your mom adopt me? Gorgeous scarf and socks!

Avril said...
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Avril said...

Gorgeous... which pattern did she use?

Avril

C. Dishmey said...

I can see talent runs in the familiy. She is amazing!!!

Avril said...

Thanks for the pattern!

Katrin said...

This gorgeous scarf made me order some wool and download the pattern yesterday. Thank you!

ambika said...

How I wish my mom knit. That scarf is so pretty and the socks look beyond cosy.

And the cat nip toys are so cute!