Saturday, September 16, 2006

Whatever Mom Wants

Berroco Magda Memoirs 252Another yarn and pattern catalog arrived in the mail (quelle surprise!) the other day. I've got to say I was shocked when my mother asked to see it. I mean she's not a stitcher or anything and she already thinks I have too much yarn stockpiled. She returned the catalog with a page dog-eared and said, "There's only one thing I like in here."

Kind of an oblique way of asking me to make the pretty wrap sweater for her, but of course I'm chomping at the bit to do it. The pattern is called Magda and it's from the Fall 2006 Berroco line. Although it calls for their "Memoirs" yarn, mom forbade me from buying it, instead revealing that she'd gone through my stash closet when I was in the hospital and found perfectly good fibers there that I should use instead.

First, I got over the shock of my stash privacy being invaded. Then there was the let-down of a yarn buying prohibition. What's a knitter and good daughter to do? Whatever mom wants, mom gets. At least she wasn't drooling over those boots.


Blogger Terri said...

My entire stash fits in a medium-sized drawer, but it is MY drawer. I also covet the privacy of my drawer. I understand the "what mother wants, mother gets" thing - all too well...

9/16/2006 06:09:00 AM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

ACK! As I started reading your post, my first thought was, "Oh no, El Bee probably found the secondary storage unit!" At least the auxiliary storage is probably still safe... but have you explained to her that the stuff in secondary storage largely consists of the lesser yarns?

And those boots ARE fairly rockin'....

9/16/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) I wonder if, at this moment, bragging to all that you are making her the coolest sweater - yes, probably. Funny, she "saved" you the time in looking for the yarn ahead of time. Keep us posted how it comes along. Enjoy your rest too! Terry

9/16/2006 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Are you glad Mom wasn't drooling over the boots cuz they'd be hard to find or because they're ugly as hell? I think the sweater is the best looking thing on that model.

9/16/2006 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Yikes those boots!! But the sweater is lovely, Mom has good taste even if she's a stash snoop! I'm glad you're feeling much better, I haven't called cause I have a touch of a sore throat and i sound so scratchy! But hot tea and some hunny and I'm feeling better so I'll call soon!!! I'm with you in spirit tho! :)

9/17/2006 03:46:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Haa, your mom going through your stash yarn! LOL I love the headband she is wearing in the photo!

9/18/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hmm, I think I might actually let my mom go through my stash! She'd give me a fresh perspective on things that have been languishing!

9/18/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen-- Glad to hear that things went well! Sorry I didn't come to visit but I have been without internet for the past three weeks so communication with the outside has been limited. I want to hear all about the drugs and any cute doctors. XOXO- toothfairy

9/18/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous knitdds said...


I started a blog and as I'm looking around at blogs, I remembered that you had one!

Sorry to hear about all the surgical requirements but glad to hear that all went well.

I'll have to come visit the snb south loop again and catch up with you and the rest of the gang.

9/19/2006 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Or the stretch-velour pants...or the headband, or the orange tee...

In fact, the wrap sweater is the only fashionably appealing thing in this least your mom has good taste!

So what yarn did she pick for you to make it out of?

9/21/2006 03:08:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home