Saturday, June 9, 2007

At last - knitting news!

Way back in the mists of time, I bought some cashmere sock yarn from Kerrie, gave it to my mum and said 'here you are, you'll like knitting with this' and gave her a pattern. And here's the result! Mum did the main body of the shawl and I made the edging and blocked it. It's the first time I've ever blocked anything - very scary indeed, how that crumpled wet heap can resurrect itself into this finished object is beyond me. The shawl is huge and I love it.
There is, however, one big problem. I felt sure mum would say 'No, of course I don't want it. I have no use for a shawl. You must keep it for yourself Darling Daughter.' But not so. My mother wants this for herself - and she hasn't even seen it finished yet. Pah. Perhaps I'll get her to make one for me now.

This yarn is gorgeous - I never thought anything so fine and light could be so warm. But that's cashmere for you I suppose! (I'm only joking mum - if I had a hundred cashmere shawls, I'd gladly give you every one... well perhaps 99...)


sharon said...

It's gorgeous. The part I like is that you and your mum worked together on it. That is fabulous. My mum and i do that with sewing and housework but she won't knit.
What an heirloom!

Working Mom Knits said...

Can your Mom be my Mom too - except for the part of wanting the finished product back - I'm sure that she'd see the wisdom of saving the return postage : )

julie said...

Beautiful - the yarn is gorgeous - love the subtle changes in blue tones. I'm not suprised your mum wants to keep it, bad luck Michaela!

kerrie said...

i'm so glad i got to see it in person today. its truly lovely. x

picperfic said...

oooh i can just feel the squichy softness of this beauty and how lovely that you and your Mum both had a hand in it and even more pleasing that your Mum wants to keep it. I made my Mum some socks and she started off by saying 'if you ever make me some more socks could you...' Hmm maybe a shawl is a better option! They fit whatever.