Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to all the other moms out there!
My parents came to visit today. Pirate-Husband and I hosted the party, which also included my brother and sister-in-law (still pregnant). This is my mom, working on a baby sweater. Mom taught me to knit when I was a kid, maybe around eight or nine, and she is just thrilled that it’s become a hobby I love so much. I may have convinced her, when she’s done with this sweater, that she needs to do something for herself. A sweater, she says, would be nothing like what she needs… but a shawl, now, that would be just perfect. It seems that she goes to a lot of fancy events and is always cold in formal dresses. I showed her a few patterns I especially like, and I think she may be into the idea. She wants a pattern that doesn’t take too much thinking, because knitting is something she does while she’s doing something else. I think this could be managed.
My sister-in-law looks much more uncomfortable than she did when I saw her a few days ago. The baby will be born any day now! My brother predicts Thursday. I finished the knitting part of the pants; now they need washing, drying, blocking, embroidery, and seaming. That’ll all be tomorrow – *before* the baby comes.