Isn’t it a strange thing how your attitude towards your parents (and especially your mother, if you are a woman) changes over the years? I adore Gilmore Girls, but who in reality has that kind of best friends relationship with her mother when she’s a teenager? Maybe more now with this generation of mums/daughters, but not a few decades ago.
I think I had a fairly classic relationship with my mother when I was growing up. I worshipped her when I was a little girl, and couldn’t bear to be parted from her for even a night. Then I swung the other way as a teenager; we rubbed each other up dreadfully, and didn’t seem to have a single thing in common. Now, the older I get, the more I appreciate her. And the more similarities I see between us.
I don’t have children of my own, so I don’t know what kind of a mother I would have made (not very good, I suspect, I’m too fond of peace and quiet!). But in the end, I don’t think it really matters what mistakes you make as a mother. Because as time goes on, and you gain a little wisdom, even the most awkward daughter treasures her mother, and remembers more of the good things than the bad.
My mum still mothers me, I’m thankful to say. She cooks us a huge meal once a week (on a Friday night! Friday night dinners!) and always packs enough leftovers for a couple more meals. She knits for me, for the Lace Club, samples, all the business knitting that I don’t have time for, and she always insists that I keep whatever she’s knitted, instead of keeping it herself. She is the most supportive person I know, and no matter what I decide, always backs me up entirely, even when I change my mind ten times an hour. She’s a gem.
Thank goodness I’m turning into her.
Quick shawl update – I’ve settled on the Fir Cone Shawl pattern> I’ve Googled and Googled, but can’t seem to find anyone who has knitted this, which I find surprising as it is so pretty. So that I can make it as big as I want to, I have decided to do it in Sophia 2ply – 3 skeins, specially dyed by Mr P to match the Grove colourway that I loved, with a total of 1200 yards. Does anyone fancy holding my hand joining me?
Updated to add:
Yes, lets do a knitalong! Lets say starting June 1st, so that we all have a chance to finish our current projects. Who’s in?!