This post is a little late but rest assured my present wasn’t….For once! I managed to finish crocheting the cowl for Mother Dearest. It’s so lovely and soft and thick and snuggly. I mentioned starting it here where I also mention the pattern I used. I think it probably would have looked better in one colour rather than using scraps but that’s what I wanted to use and because it uses such a large stitch it’s really difficult to weave the ends in but hopefully they stay hidden
Here it is, TADA!
It’s also a little wider than I had planned and doesn’t sit as flush as I’d like so I wove in a plaited piece of yarn near the top and thread it through a wooden toggle button at the front so it can be cinched closed to keep out those cold blustery winds that happen during summer …. My timing is never great!
I also made her a card, obviously. What with me being in the card making business and all, it would have been a bit rude not to.
It’s not actually the one in this photograph because after I took these photographs my Dad came in and stole it to send to Nan and I had to cut Mum another one.
I ended up using a lilac background for the new one but otherwise it’s the same design. Which I did in fact design for my mum even though I put it in my shop too. The thought was there.
We also went out on the day for sunday lunch across the road (literally less than 50m but I still used my wheelchair) it was so very yummy. Downside to that was I ended up spending the next eight hours or so lying in the dark with a ridiculously painful migraine BUT it was worth it. So YUMMY.