September 22, 2011

A Little Luxe

My mom lives in Houston, where I hear it's hot and humid most of the year. But that doesn't stop her from knitting—a lot. True, my kids are the lucky recipients of a good number of her handmade sweaters, but she does knit for herself too.

For a while after she moved to Texas (from the Midwest) she seemed to adjust her knitting style to the climate, focusing mostly on lightweight fibers and straying towards wool jackets only occasionally.

But I think sometimes she just can't resist a pattern—even if it means that she'll only be able to wear the finished sweater when she's visiting me or one of my brothers.

Which is pretty much how she came to make this Chambord Truffle by Army of Knitters. And let me tell you, it's seriously gorgeous.
She says it's a really easy knit, and even though the yarn used by the designer (and suggested in the pattern) costs a mint, my mom swears it's worth every penny (some yarn is like that, isn't it?).

I think it's so great that she made such a lovely sweater for herself—something we should all do more often I imagine.

Happy knitting!


Heather said...

Tell your Mum that her Chambord Truffle looks FABULOUS!!
Thank you so much for posting this!
I LOVE your website and blog!
Snogs, H xxxx

Gigi said...

Gorgeous sweater! I live in Texas too, and I'm in the process of working on a cardi for me (of alpaca/wool) that I'm hoping I'll have the opportunity to wear at least a few times this winter. I remember many Christmases as a child - receiving gifts of pretty sweaters that I was dying to wear right that minute. Unfortunately, Christmas day is often around 70 degrees ;(.
And thanks so much for sharing the link to the adorable felties in your previous post. My little grandchildren would love them!

Mama Magpie said...

Thanks ladies! I'm sure she'll appreciate the compliments!