I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – I was blessed with super awesome parents. When they visited us a few weeks ago, we mentioned to them that we were casually looking for a second car, but we hadn’t found just the right vehicle. When they returned home to Florida after their trip, they chanced upon the perfect car – a 2004 Honda Civic, one owner, 63,000 miles, amazing upkeep, you name it. Basically a perfect match for what we needed. They played buyers agent for us, and even volunteered to (get this) drive it back up to Louisville for us so we wouldn’t need to take time off to get it.
How incredible is that?
Such an amazing effort required a thank you gift, obviously. So some super-secret, super-fast knitting was done to thank Mom. In a record (for me) ten days, I hand knit a shawl for her to take home.
Pattern: Cerasifera Shawl by Kirsten Kapur (Ravelry project link)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock; Color: Afternoon (a little lighter and more peachy than the photos show); Just over 1 skein
Mods: I omitted a few final ribbed rows in the interest of time.
I chose this pattern specifically because Mom lives in Florida. I knew that she might want something to keep away an air conditioner’s chill, but didn’t need a thick, cozy scarf to stay warm. The open lacework on the body of this scarf was exactly what I was looking for, with a little lace detailing at the bottom for interest.
As always, Kirsten’s pattern was very well-written and easy to follow.
And how much fun is it to have an actual model for the finished product shots?!? So much more fun!
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget Dad – we gave him a clip on light for his beloved Kindle. If I could have figured out how to knit a cozy for it, trust me, I would have tried.
Thanks again to Mom and Pop, we love you guys!
Edited to add: I forgot to mention in the post that the shawl was a hit! Mom loves it, and agreed that it will be perfect for those times she wants a little something to toss on in a chilly indoor setting without needing to carry a sweater that might be too warm. Yay!