We picked out some yarn for her to knit. I went with a heather yarn for what could go better with the idea of Charlotte Bronte? Here is a detail of the pattern. Now I am not a knitter as I said but this has a pretty leaf pattern on the edge. I am not sure what you would call the patterns used for this lovely design. I love this shawl and use it constantly. I keep it on my leather reading chair and use it to wrap me up like a big hug from a wonderful woman who I am lucky enough to call my mother. I love you Mom!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
A passion for my mother's work and the Brontes!
I had recently done a blog entry on my other blog (http://celebratetheseasons.blogspot.com/2007/07/passion-for-bronte-country.html) about The Bronte Sisters. I really love all things Bronte and decided to pull a little trick on my mother which she sometimes pulls on me. I was at the Bronte Parsonage with my English mum and we went to look in the gift shop. I had picked up the kit for Anne Bronte's childhood sampler and saw they also sold the knitting pattern for Charlotte's shawl. Well, I really wanted this shawl but I don't knit. My mother does! So I bought the pattern to give to her as a 'gift' for both of us. :-)