Before I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day, I thought I would show you my finished crochet sweater. Sorry for the poor photo, but I was just so excited it was finished, I had to post about it right away. Do you see how it crosses over in the front? The edges are done, the buttons sewn on. I love it!
It fits very nicely. I think the arms are a little wide at the ends, but it still looks good. I may wear it tonight when I go out to dinner with my husband and some friends. I love the color and love the yarn. Just to repeat myself a little bit, the pattern is called the Maggie Wrap Top, from the book Blueprint Crochet, by Robyn Chachula. Another beautiful Interweave Press published book. The yarn AslanTrends Royal Alpaca. It took approximately 1000 yards on a H sized crochet hook. Project number 24 for the year is complete! Hope you like it.
I am having a difficult time writing this post for some reason. My Mother has been slowly fading for the last few years. I have been watching this and mourning this process. I wish to have the young, vital Mom I had, back for just one day, so I could ask her a few things I never bothered with when I was young. What was it like to be a mother to four crazy kids? Did you feel happy? Did you feel lost? I think we think of our Mother's as just that, a Mother, not a person with hopes, and dreams, and fears of their own. Wouldn't it be fun to be the age you are now, and talk to your Mom when she was that age? I am 46 so I could go out for lunch with my 46 year old Mom and chat. Would she have been much different than I am now?
Being a Mother is wonderful, and miserable all at the same time. It makes you laugh, cry and want to rip your hair out. It makes you lose sleep, get grey hair, and lots and lots of wrinkles. It makes you rejoice, pray and pray some more. You don't have to have children to be a Mother. So many women take care of their husbands, parents, friends, pets, nieces and nephews, and sisters, yes that is you Claudia. Women, in general take care of the world don't they?
So to all the wonderful women out there, taking care of the world I want to wish you a wonderful Mother's Day. To all of you grieving the loss of a Mother, I send you my love and prayers. To all of you with small children and teenagers, I send you the gift of patience, and hopes for a better wrinkle cream. And to all of you wonderful women in blogland, I send you my wish for a very creative life, where you find joy and peace.
My special gift this year for Mother's Day, is my baby turns 14! This is a first that his birthday falls on this day. Happy Birthday Buddy. You are a wonderful, sensitive young man. Things will get easier as you get out of this testosterone, crazed storm. I love you and I am proud of you.