Two for One
A little somethin' somethin' for my Mom for Mother's Day. Although making a gift takes time, it doesn't necessarily keep it from being craptastic. So I worked really hard on the packaging. If you're gonna go handmade, why not go all the way? Adorable (if I do say so myself) crocheted flowers in Brooklyn Handspun Signature in Mocha Rose to decorate the easiest, foolproof (well, almost) handknit gift for my Mom:
Dishcloths. Sugar n' Cream in Ecru. One skein gave me 2 of the 4-Corners Dishcloth. Seriously, my Mom swears by the handknit garter stitch dishcloth. Sure, she may get a kick out of a handknit scarf, she will admire a pair of mittens, she does wear the socks I made (and hello, they are 100% cashmere!) but garter stitch dishcloths. A winner, as long as I don't get too experimental. Hopefully Sugar n' Cream is as good as Peaches n' Cream, and hopefully this style of garter stitch dishcloth is as good as the favored Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth. The truth will come out in the wash. If these are wrecked within a couple of weeks, I know she loves them. Nicely folded in a drawer...wah wah wah.
Oh but look! Happy Mother's Day to me! I have a fantastic stash, but I had an extra 20 minutes and I was near Knitty City and well it is Mother's Day and I am a Mom. Schaefer Andrea in "Dian Fossey".
Uh, behind the lovely green blob? You saw that, eh?
Yah. Schaefer Andrea in "Julia Child". It's also my birthday. Hooray!