And happy Mother’s Day to all of the mums out there! I am a very dutiful daughter, and I’m off to visit my Mum, bearing gifts and maybe a hug if she’s not too busy selling bouquets of flowers to other dutiful children!
My Aunty posted this photo on facebook the other day, and I loved it so much I had to share it!
There’s my Mum, second from the left with the scrunched up face! My Aunty is on the left and still looks the same, fifty-something years later! I love this picture, it’s such a treasure, look at the shoes! The gloves! The handbags! And my little wee Mum!
I had plans to knit her some Possum Merino mitts, but as the actual knitting of the Possum Merino is just as wonderful as the wearing of it, I couldn’t deny her the pleasure of knitting her own… (It had nothing to do with me running out of time because I was busy knitting Opal socks! Nothing at all!) and gave her a ball of Supreme Possum Merino. Supreme has the highest possum content of any of the possum yarns I’ve seen around, at 40% Possum, 50% Merino and 10% silk, this yarn is so seriously soft and snuggly, I totally understand where the Yarn Harlot is coming from when she talks about the uncontrollable urge to take off your clothes and roll around in soft yarn, I am totally like that with this! If you want to read about Supreme, or even oooh… order some for yourself (!) click HERE! But I’ve said before, beware, because once you’ve knitted with it, no yarn will ever compare… you will be spoiled for life!
And there’s my Mum now, another photo to treasure, doing what she loves these days, minus scrunched up face!
And yes, another masterpiece by KB!
As well as yarn and card love, there were also little (but not that little!) carrot cakes for Mum… Delicious I must say, as I ate one for breakfast… the icing put me on a sugar high that catapulted me out of this world, it was fabulous…. Recipe for my healthy muffins and cakes HERE! (Gosh, that’s an old post! You can tell by the not so wonderful photography happening back then!!!)
So that was me spoiling MY mum…
Raymond bought KB some lovely lip balm and moisturiser which was just lovely of him… funny though… he forgot to buy ME a present!
Lucky we popped out to Holland Road Yarn Company today, (minus Raymond of course) where I got a late Mother’s Day present… my very first skein of Malabrigo…
Lush, soft, colourful goodness, thank you Raymond!
Allright then Lovelies! Wishing you a lovely Mother’s Day… it can be a bittersweet day for those of us whose Mothers or children are no longer physically walking with us, so whatever you are doing and whoever you are celebrating with, we’re wishing you a wonderful day.
Lots of Love, Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX