For my parent’s birthdays this year (the actual date varies from the same day to two different days, depending on who you ask) I made my father another pair of sleep socks in Artyarns Ultramerino 8. These socks are thick, soft and warm and it makes me happy to make them for him.
My mother liked a Berroco lace cardigan I made from Booklet #255, “Berlin”. I made it using Rowan Calmer. My mother liked it so much that at a restaurant, she had me take it off and give it to her to try on. Since my mother was a fashion designer, seamstress, and knitter, there were adjustments to the pattern and a little pressure (purely self-inflicted) for it to come out perfect. I am happy and grateful to report that she loved it. Yeah!