Anne Marie tweaked my colors - pared down my too vast selection of color and textures and came up with a great color plan. Somewhere in the midst of all this planning - my mom was present and wanted to get her name in the pot for a CB jacket of her own. At that point - unbeknownst to my mom - I pulled yarn from stash and purchased more yarn and Anne Marie and I developed a color plan for my mom's jacket. This whole process has been over the course of a couple of years - you know how life gets in the way of frivoulous projects - anyway - every time we get together with Anne Marie - she is always working on my jacket and my mom ALWAYS chastisizes me "saying - are we ever going to get my yarn?" Then another friend got in line for a jacket and brought a huge tote bag full of yarn - my poor mom was dreadfully upset - "see now someone else is getting ahead of me on this jacket thing" AHHHHHH- this was sorta fun concealing this big secret from her and all my good friends were in on the secret. Once in a while my mom will accompany me in a yarn shop and she is always saying - "can we look at yarn for my jacket?" My answer would always be " Oh I don't like their yarn in here" HUMPFFFF - when did I EVER MEET A YARN SHOP that didn't have yarn I wanted to buy??????????? too funny.
So - our rug guild holiday luncheon was this past Sunday - I knew AM was going to present Mom's jacket to her. What I didn't know was that she had somehow screwed up the cuff bind off and wanted me to unbind it so she could fix it - all this while my mom was in the room - EGADS - this was going to be tricky - well I picked an oppportune time and moved over to AM's table and proceeded to unknit that bind off - once that was completed - AM took her knitting bag and moved to the handicap stall in the bathroom and finished that cuff LOL - TOOO FUNNY.
Here are a few shot of Mom and AM - bear in mind that the jacket has not been blocked and will fit much better once that has occured. For those knitters out there - the base yarn is Noro kureyon - all the trim is Debblie Bliss Soho and there are probably between 5 and 10 other yarns in this design. AM has gotten very good at putting together the color scheme and textures.