My mom has been wanting me to knit her a throw for a while now and here's the thing about my lovely momma: She is the least and yet the most picky person on the planet. She says she would love anything I made, and I know that she would in a way. However, I know her better than she knows herself and I wanted her to really REALLY love it, and so the choice of pattern and yarn were crucial. My mom likes things a very certain way even if she doesn't like to admit it :)
I wanted to find a pattern that would make a stunning and comfortable blanket that wasn't too plain but wasn't too busy. I also wanted to find a yarn that was washable (very important), soft, and the perfect color. It took a long time for me to find the perfect choices. I ordered many different colors of yarn that ended up not working before finding the exact shade I was looking for. In the end it was well worth the effort. I finally found this free pattern through ravelry.com. I used Patons Shetland Chunky yarn in soft teal.
The pattern wasn't too difficult. It was the first time I had done any cable knitting (believe it or not) so that was a bit of a challenge at first, but as a whole it was a fun project. It definitely wasn't a beginner's blanket, nor was it a quick knit. I didn't anticipate how long it would take, but luckily I finished it just in time for Mother's Day!
I have to say that I'm more proud of the way this cable throw turned out than anything else I've ever knitted! It is exactly what I knew she would want and I was right. She loves it :)
Another fun thing I did for Mother's Day was order cards from shutterfly.com! They have cards that are really pretty and then you can add your own photo and personalize the wording and everything. Anyways, I found the sweetest and most perfect old photo to put on my mom's card. It is us walking through Yosemite hand in hand. I am four and my mom is twenty-six, which is my current age. I remember this trip so well.
Isn't it precious? I'm so lucky to have such an amazing mom and I hope that one day I can be half the mom that she has always been to me. I haven't always been a great daughter, but I'm working on making up for it now so that's what counts right?