i gave the silk feather & fan stole to my dear mom in law tonight. she is a knitter, although she has some memory problems and has found that she is not able to knit anymore (after 60 years!). this is very hard (for us both) since it was a really nice connection for us. i made her the Feather & Fan Stole for her combination birthday/mother's day. she has just come to visit from the Outside (aka lower 48) this week, and i just gave her the stole tonight along with a gorgeous book of Alaskan photography.
i nearly finished another pattern section of my Sampler Stole from Folk Shawls by Oberle. i am loving it, although the constantly changing pattern is challenging my short term memory. i am so used to doing mindless knitting, this is good for me. this is the watercolor colorway from Lorna's Laces in wool superwash.
here is a pretty posey picture from the gardens
no gardening today... pitiful me
goodnight from Alaska, this is as dark as it will get