....we've got a couple in our family - My little sis Laura who lives in Canada and my Mum who lives in NE England, so I have to be organised to get things posted early enough to beat the Christmas rush. Laura was easy this year (thank you Amazon!) but I wanted to crochet mum something special, so most of my December crocheting has been taken up making this:-
This is the 4th time I have made this cardigan, I love the pattern, it's a top down style, which means no seams, and surprisingly uses very little yarn. I crocheted this particular cardi using Bamboo tape, which was particularly pleasing to work with, resulting in a nice heavy drapey finished item. It's always tricky making something for somebody else, especially clothing, but I always go with the idea -'if I would wear it...' and actually, this cardigan would fit perfectly into my everyday wardrobe.
I have to admit I was close to the wire finishing this present, I ran out of time to sew on buttons, so added a brooch instead. Not sure it looks 100% right, but Mum can always change it if she likes.
Managed most of my grocery shopping today (yeah!!) - have ordered my duck breasts from our local butcher, AND have actually managed to post some Christmas cards! Last day of school/work tomorrow - I am soooooo looking forward to slobbing out in pajamas on Wednesday morning...♥♥