Friday, 24 February 2012

Second completed WIP of 2012

I finished my second completed WIP of 2012 (aiming for six).  This was a large tunic for my mother in Sirdar Indie (Navajo colourway) on size 12mm needles.  I did not love this object, I hate knitting on large needles and it's impossible to photograph.

Mum started it and couldn't finish.  She suffered a severe stroke in 2000, fell and broke her hip a couple of years ago which further impaired her mobility and she now has symptoms of Parkinsons disease.  The great love of her life is knitting and only in the last few months has she stopped.  Right until then she battled on, taking hours to complete a row.  Her patience is phenomenal. 

Mum (on the left) and her sister Lily in the 1980's
both wearing black handknit sweaters made by mum
Mum still takes pleasure from knitting.  Her monthly knitting magazines are read over and over, I have made a catalogue of her stash in a hard cover notebook so she can match patterns to yarn and daydream.  She still buys mountains of yarn at every chance.  She taught me to knit and has an eye for colour second to none.  I feel so grateful that we have this shared delight and can talk this language together.


GirlAnachronismE said...

It sounds like a wonderful thing to share with your mum, and a really nice thing to finish her project, so that at least she can enjoy the object.

lynn said...

What a blessing you are to your Mom and it sounds like she to you as well. Beautiful post.