I have three mothers, one biological, one adopted and one in-law. All three are very special to me (and yes, this also means I have three fathers).
I have just deleted a couple of paragraphs that explained the above in more detail but it became too personal, and may be saved for another bloggy day. I suppose what does matter is that all three women play a very important role in my life, not just as an example to me but as an ideal of what type of mother I should be. Right now, with about a week before baby is due, I'm feeling that the role of a mother is such an important one, and desperately hope that I can live up to it.
Having said all that, I thought I'd share some of the presents I've made for these special ladies (I know 2 of them don't read this blog!) -
This is the Jane Market Bag, I bought the pattern on-line courtesy of Posy Gets Cozy. It's an antidote to the green grocery shopping bags which, though very environmentally friendly, aren't really that attractive.
I made mine out of discontinued upholstery samples (Swaffer has been very good to me!), from Ant's work. The pattern was very user friendly and came together in no time. I wouldn't mind making a couple more for myself.
And some fingerless mitts for the mother-in-law. I think the pattern was from Ravelry, if not then it was Knitty. It's been some time since I did cables, but again, the pattern was easy to read and they knitted up a treat. I also want to make a pair for me, but not until I've finished Ant's socks....
It's interesting that all 3 of my mothers have and are prolific knitters, especially when they had growing families themselves. I like to think that I'll continue to follow in their footsteps.