I just adore my mom. It’s almost hard describe how much I love her. We live 400 miles away from each other but we talk everyday, sometimes more than once. I feel like our hearts are connected. Every time I call her she says she was just about to dial me, and when she calls me I’m just about to call her, and it makes us laugh every time. It makes me smile just thinking about how wonderful she with my son. She’s the worlds great Nina! She’s a hard worker, caring, funny, kind, patient, and I want to grow up to be just like her. I constantly pray that I can be as amazing of a mom to my son as she has been to me. I just love her!
I’ve been wanting to make her a cardigan for a few years now, because she’s definitely knit-worthy. I showed her a few patterns that I had been toying with and she decided on the Hitofude. I ordered the yarn in the colorway Robot, bought the pattern, and the yarn came and I cast on. Fast forward one week. I put the newly started cardigan (a half a repeat in) into a project bag, zipped it up and didn’t open it again for two years.. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the project. I really did! I honestly can’t remember why I stopped knitting on it, I probably got distracted by another project. But at last, I buckled down and knit it!
I decided to rip out the old start of the cardigan in fear that my gauge had changed in the last two years, and boy am I glad that I did! My knitting has definitely relaxed. So I re-knit a gauge swatch at a smaller needle size, US 4, and cast on. Smooth sailing with this knit.
Coffee and knitting – these are a few of my favorite things!
Soaking my finished cardigan in the Sunday morning sunshine.
Blocked and beautiful! This will be a Christmas gift for my mom, I have a feeling she’s going to love it!
Until next time,