02 May Mother’s Day is just a week away…..
and I find myself thinking about my mother, who passed away several years ago. She was a great mom and I miss her a lot. I remember the first aran sweater she helped me knit – literally – she knit part of it for me while teaching me the stitches we used. I was really young and chose a pattern way above my knitting ability at the time and a bright orange yarn – she never said anything about either choice. And looking back – the pattern was great, the orange was a horrid color. Mom always encouraged myself and my sisters to challenge our skills & follow our own paths – as long as that path didn’t go too far the wrong way. She let us make our own mistakes within reason. I think she knew she did a really good job raising us and that would always bring us back to ‘center’.
In tribute to my mother, and mothers everywhere, I am releasing a new scarf pattern this month – Mother’s Love Scarf. The scarf is knit in easy lace stitches that flow gently into one another. I chose sock yarn because of it’s durability & easy care (a factor for me) and in a lovely blue to match mom’s eyes. Mom had the prettiest blue eyes. Mother’s Love Scarf is a design my mother would have loved and I think you will too.
Between May 1st & 15th, Mother’s Love Scarf is being offered as a free download to my newsletter subscribers, as a Mother’s Day thank you gift for supporting Desert Rose Designs. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter during these dates will be sent a copy of my May issue with the link for the free pdf. Otherwise, Mother’s Love Scarf goes on sale May 16th. I will have it listed on my web site and Ravelry store.
So without further ado…..here is Mother’s Love Scarf………
And….to further celebrate the month of May…..Desert Rose Designs is giving $10 off the purchase of any two or more items from the web site. (The purchase total must be $10 or more to receive the discount.) All patterns, stitch markers and Kathleen Triem Originals are included. This offer is open to all customers from May 1st – 15th, 2010 – just use code “may2010” at checkout and the discount will be applied.
Whether you are planning a quiet get together at home or a special outing – I hope each and every one of you enjoys the best Mother’s Day ever!
Cheers – Jean