Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabulous Fridays: A Day Spent With My Fabulous Mom

I spent a lovely afternoon today with my fabulous mother, the beautiful Rainie. It was full of laughter and knitting therapy. We went to Knitty City on the Upper West Side. My mom learned to knit from her mother and I learned from my mom. It's a great way to spend the day and it's one of the best things she taught me. I usually would end of with an article of clothing when my mom came in, now it's hand-dyed yarn.

We browsed the kaleidoscope of yarns, knit together and came out with two bags of more yarn. I wanted to post a picture of my new purchases, but I left the my bag in my mom's car. I hope she doesn't sneak it into her stash.

So instead, here's a picture of my mom and I wearing our matching cowls in pretty ombré shades of brown. I like the lighter color on top, whereas my mom likes to wear the darker brown closer to her face.


Me and my Mom are styling in our hand-made cowls.

The yarn we were searching for and eventually found was a superwash merino wool hand-dyed yarn by Madelinetosh to make a lacy shawl for spring. I have so many projects I'm working on that by the time summer is over I should be ready to make this in time for summer 2011. The color, named Maple Leaf, is more vibrant in person, this photo doesn't do the distinctive color justice.
My newest yarn: Madelinetosh in Maple Leaf.

After knitting, we treated ourselves to a manicure and pedicure. I selected a nail polish from Essie's new spring collection Mink Muffs. I'm digging this pretty milk chocolate shade for right now. It represents a classic yet edgy vibe and it works as a great transition color from the dark shades I like to wear in the winter to the lighter ones I have on as the temperatures begin to rise. Plus it's an overall refreshing color.
I love Essie's new Mink Muffs

Thanks for the awesome day Mom! You've created a monster.



13 comments:

  1. First, may I say I'd like to purchase one of those cowls - so cool... how long does that take to knit? Second, I'm picking that color next time I get a mani/pedi... well done!
    Hala

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  2. Sounds like so much fun! You guys are adorable.
    I'm going to make it over to Knitty City one of these days... really, I am!

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  3. What a great day with my favorite knitter. This is one of the best things I've taught you to do. I hope we don't need knitting rehab one day. xoxo Rainie

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  4. When are you all going to do that knitting party you talked about at Alyssa's?

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  5. what a great thing to share with your mom! you two look adorable in your cowls...

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  6. That's so cute. I'm going to have my mom teach me how to quilt - that's her thing! :)

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  7. The cowls look great!!! I missed my knitting time with you at KC this week! I definitely want to knit with you and your mom soon :)

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  8. The nail polish color looks amazing.

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  9. Cute photo! My cowl is nearing completion...

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  10. Love the new Essie color! Will have to use that for my next manicure for sure!

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  11. You and your mom are so cute and cozy!

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  12. Love the new Essie color! Will have to use that for my next manicure for sure!

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