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.

The Joy of 15mm Needles

15mm knitting needles with super thick orange yarn

I’m a bit behind schedule with some of the gifts I’d planned to make lately. I’m currently working on a fairly fine scarf for a friend of mine (fingering weight on 3mm needles), and it is taking forever.

So I took a cheeky break to tackle this gloriously thick merino, with the biggest needles I own. The big guns—15mm.

Oh, the speed! Oh, the luxury!

What a shame winter is over and I won’t get too much wear out of it til autumn…