thoughts of mom & my acrylic heirloom
This is a cardigan my mom knit when she was pregnant with me. It's made out of bad 60's acrylic with ugly plastic buttons she replaced probably in the 80's; I seem to remember pretty glass buttons when I was very young. I always liked the gradient browns and the picot collar, I always hated the yarn but it's one of my most cherished possessions.
This picture is my mom in her wedding dress which I'm sure she made because if she could make it for cheaper than buying it she would. I always loved this dress and the fact that it was a pale blue worn with a vibrant red overcoat, but I included it because when I said unsentimental... a week after my mom's wedding she gave this fantastic dress to a church rummage sale! I remember asking her why and as usual, "why would you want that old thing?"