Wednesday, 29 December 2010

FO: Secret Christmas Gift for Mom

My mom reads my blog (hi mom!) so I couldn't blog about this sweater at all without her seeing it and spoiling the surprise. Not that it was really a massive surprise, since it was the only thing she asked for- "knit me a sweater, please!" She's an easy-to-please knit recipient- she loves it all.
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Pattern: Knit Lace Border Top

Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Yarn: Elann superwash bamboo

Mods: Modified from flat to knitted in the round for the body, sleeves were still knitted flat.

Notes: Simple but lovely. All the unfussy classic look of a lovely sttockinette, with a pretty lace border to jazz it up. And look, it fits her perfectly! I was really worried about that.

Lace Border Top
These photos were taken December 25th, In between prep for the big turkey dinner. Doesn't she look great?! She's pretty fantastic in the mom department, too.

38 comments:

del said...

You did an amazing job! What a perfect fit. She looks fantastic in that sweater.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

What a gorgeous sweater. Very classy. I love the detailed edges and your mother looks stunning in it. Well done, you!

Denise said...

Stunning!! Your Mom and the sweater :) Looks beatuiful on her. I love the lace edging.

fridica said...

I can't believe what a perfect fit you got while managing to keep it a surprize! Well done! And I have to say, you and your Mom really look alike.

Nele said...

Your Mom must be very proud to wear such beautiful sweather, that was made by daughter. I also think, that the simplest knitwear, with a little improver, is most beautiful.

Sara said...

Beautiful work and it's the perfect color for your mom. She looks great! What an awesome gift!

alethia said...

You did a great job. Your mom looks beautifullllll!

Erin said...

This sweater is just gorgeous. You have such impeccable taste!

Susan said...

Your Sister....I mean Mother looks amazing in her sweater! Honestly, she looks so regal. The sweater suits her perfectly.

Tanya said...

Your Mom is so cute, the sweater looks great on her, you obviously have very good genes.

Andrea said...

This is so lovely!

Pam said...

Beautiful mom, beautiful sweater -- great gift! I'll bet it's double fun to wear -- anything that looks that good is fun, and then to say "my daughter made it for me" -- or to know it and NOT say it ;-) Priceless.

hibou said...

Wow, it really is a perfect fit and style for her! Her necklace awesome too! (My goodness, the ladies in your family are lovely!)

Person hinter den Worten said...

Very pretty!

Siga said...

Very classy! Your mom looks amazing!

karen alho said...

The first thing I did was go to the pattern link. Then I ran upstairs and ransacked my stash for the perfect yarn. ( In this case a ver dark rose, mohair/wool blend - not fuzzy despite the mohair) As soon as I finish this comment I'm going back to the pattern and then doing a swatch! Thank you!

crystal said...

Your moms! She looks lovely, what a beautiful gift.

Mom said...

Thanks Honey and to all of Julie's followers thank you so much for your kind words :)

Tanis said...

Gorgeous sweater! Your mom looks absolutely beautiful in it! What a perfect gift.

Maryse said...

Your moms look fabulous in this sweater! The lace edging is beautiful! Hope your mom did not get too cold to take that picture...

Ibunnysavetroy said...

gorgeous sweater! she looks lovely, you have good genes!

yoel said...

Great job on the sweater! What a wonderful gift, and a perfect fit too!

And your mom has beautiful skin--you have good DNA.

Sue said...

Oh how gorgeous is your mum in her beautiful sweater. Dont you love it when you knit for someone who loves handknit items!

Kristen said...

You have a beautiful mom, no surprise! Love the sweater with the lace edge.

Knit 1 LA said...

Your Mom looks fantastic! The sweater too... beautiful work!

Sarah said...

Your mom looks so beautiful! And don't you love this time of year - finally being able to post all of the surprise presents you made?

nicole said...

Now we know where you get your looks from. She looks so beautiful in that gorgeous sweater!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

So beautiful! My mom is a great knit recipient, too. She wore the sweater I gave her for Christmas every day I was with her after Christmas! A knitter can't ask for more than that.

Your mom looks super happy so I'd say you rocked it this Christmas!

Hilary said...

Wow, what a beautiful sweater and PERFECT fit! Well done! And your mom is gorgeous...you've got some great genes!

Kara said...

Your mom is stunning in that sweater! Well done!

Kasia said...

The sweater is gorgeous, it's stunning and your Mom looks beautiful!

Happy New Year to you and your Family,
Kasia

Jacey said...

It's a beautiful sweater, and it fits her so well. Great job! I bet she is a proud momma.

Michele said...

Completely gorgeous! - both your mom and the sweater! It fits her perfectly and the color suits her.

Rainy Daisy said...

So beautiful! Your mom and the sweater alike - what a perfect match, those two!

Cheers,
Daisy

dawn said...

Wow, beautiful sweater and the color looks fabulous on your Mom. She's very lucky to have you to knit for her :)

ifandany said...

gorgeous sweater! and it fits her beautifully!

Sandy said...

Your mom looks lovely in her sweater. It turned out great!

meghan said...

This is such a lovely sweater and it looks so nice on her! This is my new favorite knitting blog, I love all of your work!