The highlight of this past weekend was a visit from my parents, and I was very pleased to have finished a very important present just in time.
This is Amelia, knit with Araucania Nature wool. A two-week knit Solstice gift for my mother.
The last time we visited my parents I showed my mother the yarn, researched the pattern with her, and took measurements. I considered making it a complete surprise, but I am glad that I involved her early on. It was fun seeing her get excited by the yarn and telling me what she did and didn’t like about the pattern. Taking measurements was a lifesaver too, because she has incredibly short arms, and I almost ended up with sleeves three inches too long!
And it fit like a glove! The only mods were to the sleeve length and making the buttons the full length, but a bit further apart. I had fun perusing through my new button collection for just the right ones. It was a very speedy knit despite a slow start with twisted rib. I hope it’s a cardigan that will last her for years to come.
Just one more last minute gift before Christmas weekend. A set of Douglas mittens for my Grandma, made with some leftover Harrisville Highland and Louet Riverstone.
I hope she likes the Packers colouring!