14 March 2009

Kimono Scarf Done

Dear Mandella,

Here is a photo of my Aunt Mary in her new scarf. The "Kimono Scarf" (about half the width of the Kimono Shawl in Folk Shawls) was knit on US 7 straights with five balls of Mirasol Hacho (100% merino wool, 137 yds per hank) in color #306 Deep Blue Ocean. The scarf is about 8" wide and about 64" long. I worked it with 8 garter sts on each side of the main pattern.

The lovely lace pattern gets lost in the high constrast of this variegated yarn, but it's soft and it's my aunt's favorite color.

And it's another item I can cross off my list!

Aunt Mary is one of my favorites. She tells some of the best jokes, she sews and crochets, she can bring organization to any amount of chaos, and she's a hard worker. She's in her 80s and still lives on her own. About the only thing she can't do is drive.

When we visited Aunt Mary she always made us feel as if she'd like nothing better than to have all of us kids running around her house. Of course, she and her husband (Uncle Ed) mainly sat in the kitchen with my parents; they drank coffee and talked a lot while my brothers and sisters and I explored every inch of her home. Her bathroom had lavender walls, deep violet guest towels, and a mosaic tile that used violet in it. It was magnificently exotic to us!

After my dad died, Aunt Mary came to the little town where I grew up and helped my brothers and my sister Jodie get all of the accounts set up and on a computer with the family's telephone company. She helped to sort out a lot of stuff. She'd worked as a bookkeeper of some sort all of her life. In fact, I think she was working up until she was 82 or 83 years old.

Aunt Mary might be getting older, but there's not much stopping her!


1 comment:

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Judith,

Can I adopt your Aunt Mary? Please? My own personal Aunt Mary died a long time ago. I will still share your Aunt Mary with you if you are willing. There are too few Aunt Mary's to go around.

Give her a hug from me.

Hugs to both of you, Euphoria