February 25, 2005

More family!

The pictures of my dad weren’t the only ones I received yesterday — my mom also sent me some lovely pictures of her in the Pacific Grove Pullover I gave her for Christmas. That was the sweater I made in the summer, ostensibly for me, out of silk so that my mom, who’s allergic to wool (but also knits), could wear it. I never got a picture of her in it at Christmas, so here are a few to make up for that.

It’s very hard to see all the detail in the dark blue, so I’ve included several different shots (also, there were so many nice ones!) — one with flash, in which you can also see the gorgeous piece of art based on one of my mom’s poems and done by a friend of ours, hanging on the wall above the piano:


Another, slightly closer, without flash — you might be able to see the mitred squares a bit better in this, if you look hard.


And a final picture, this time next to the painting of my mom, done by my sister. I just can’t resist showing off all the talents of my family members!


I think it looks marvelous on her. Very elegant, if I do say so myself! And it fits, which I was worried about, since I couldn’t ask her for precise measurements because it was a surprise.

It’s so nice that my parents both not only like what I make, but understand my desire to show them (and the knitwear) off on my blog! Thanks, mom and dad!

Right. Next time, back to progress shots of the grey sweater… excitement’s over for the time being!

Posted by Aven at February 25, 2005 09:21 AM

another winner…that is for sure…Your family must just love you.

Posted by: lisa at February 25, 2005 09:31 AM

Your mom doesn’t look old enough to have a daughter your age!

Posted by: Natalie at February 25, 2005 10:11 AM

I have the Pacific Grove on the needles. I was wondering if I’d ever finish it. Man…..so little time, so much knitting to do!

Posted by: Norma at February 25, 2005 10:18 AM

Wow, the 2 sweaters both look awesome. Worth the wait for the photos!

Posted by: missbedora at February 25, 2005 10:41 AM

Uh, so you look like your Mom. Wow!

The sweater looks great, and it looks like she really likes it too!

Posted by: Dani at February 25, 2005 11:12 AM

Both sweaters are wonderful. I love the photos of you Mom & Dad. You look like your Mom.

Posted by: Paula at February 26, 2005 03:25 PM