Blue Scarf for Mum

Blue scarf knitted for my mammy

Some time ago, I knitted a scarf for my mum. It was knitted with love, but honestly, the materials weren’t great, and there was no skill or pattern to speak of. Still, I would see her wearing it from time to time, and feel such joy that she was wearing something I made, me! But then I’d feel a flush of embarrassment because really, she deserved much better.

By now I have gotten a lot more skilful, so I made her a much improved scarf, with a pattern by Kristen Hanley Cardozo. Mum made me so many lovely jumpers when I was a kid, and even a fancy shawl for my communion, but I didn’t appreciate them at the time half as much as she deserved! This is my way to say thanks.

Purple Scarf

a stripey purple scarf with many different textures and shades
me, test driving the scarf

This is a scarf I finally finished a few days ago. It’ll be a present for one of my friends, I have someone in mind for it already. I’m planning to make a blue one and a pink one in the same way. Actually the pink version is already started. I was looking through my stash of wool and discovered that, I have too many scraps laying around, and it’s time to put them to good use.

It’s such a dull lightless day here today, I had a lot of difficulty trying to show the colours of this thing! I fiddled around with the saturation for these photographs, but there is no substitute for a bit of proper sunshine.