I saw the pattern for this scarf in one of the Lion Brand newsletters that I received through email right before Mother’s day. I thought, “That’s a nice Mother’s Day gift idea… simple and pretty, perfect first lace project for me too. ” Before long, I went on Knit Picks to order the yarns for this scarf and a girl’s pullover design I have been sketching in my head. Well, I don’t know if other people had the same experience with them but I have never had any online company sit on an order for 10 days without shipping it out. I had to call to get it out of the warehouse. It really made me worry about their business growth if this were a constant issue as they carry nice products with nice prices and I have enjoyed “seeing” the company grow.
No matter I guess, because we would do our usual Mother’s Day lunch/ dinner anyway and she would just recieve a suprise belated gift later. Gift giving is not a tradition in our family so she was not expecting it at all. About an anxious week and a half later, I jumped on the project after the yarns finally arrived. I have since been enjoying the soft smooth yarn and the new challenge of ever-changing but easy enough stitches of lace knitting. Besides the occasional pauses to finish some other projects in progess, the scarf has been “growing” uneventfully, until today, that is.
I won’t get into the nitty-gritty of our entire conversation during her visit this afternoon ( she lives 5 minutes away from me and comes by every 2-3 days) but you can imagine the emotions when I tell you that she left instead of staying for dinner. I had asked her earlier to stay for dinner because we were having pizza and she likes pizza! Now the belated Mother’s Day lace scarf will become the making-up-after-mother-daughter-disagreement-on-philosophy-of-life scarf and here’s hoping it won’t happen again for another 3 months. (Don’t worry, we always carry on the next day like nothing happened.)