Back in March, when we first went into lockdown here in BC, I ordered up some beautiful yarn from La Bien Aimée and cast on a Love Note sweater that would be a Christmas present for my mum. It felt good to start something simple (once you get through the lace, it’s smooth sailing). It felt good to keep my hands busy during an uncertain and scary time. And it felt extra good to work on a special gift – something meaningful when I couldn’t be with the people I love.
Last week, Mum and I went to the tree farm (my favourite yearly photography spot), and I gave her my gift a little early.
I knit often for my mum because she is the perfect knitwear recipient. She regularly wears her knits, takes good care of them, and proudly tells people her daughter MADE them. She organizes a lot of outfits around her knit sweaters and accessories. I couldn’t ask for more!
Mum’s favourite colour has always been red, and I ADORE this deep berry shade from the incomparable La Bien Aimée; it’s called Eric Northman. I used a sport together with the mohair, so the fabric is a smidge denser than the original Love Note – but I love the fabric and drape this way, too.
Mum was super pleased with her new sweater. It’s so light and soft, but also warm…the perfect sweater for her. It brought me a lot of joy to make it whilst thinking of her, and I can tell it brings her a lot of joy to wear it. Handmade gifts are the BEST!
I started mum’s Love Note so early in the year – this might be the earliest I’ve ever completed a Christmas present! But it was just what I needed at the moment: a special project for a special person.
Leave a comment and tell me about the most (or even the least) knit-worthy person in your life! What are you making for them this year?