Right now my mother is on a needlepoint kick, so she asked me to keep an eye out for needlepoint wool at thrift stores. Within a couple of months I sent her so much yarn, she's starting new projects left, right and centre. In return, I asked her to look for knitting yarn. At Christmas, she revealed her score:
I have no idea what to do with it as of yet. It's pretty "rustic" (read: scratchy), so it couldn't be anything worn close to the skin. I'm thinking a jacket-y sort of thing. All I know is I'd better find a use for it soon, as it's a great big bulky addition to my overflowing yarn stash. Time to downsize!
My mum also gave me a couple of handmade gifts. It's been a long time since I've received anything hand knit or crocheted from my mum, but this year proved different. Perhaps my knitting obsession has rubbed off on her?
A crocheted mesh bag. Perfect for groceries!
And here I knit nothing for her in return! Her birthday IS next month. Methinks she'll be getting some cozy, hand-knit socks...