My Mom is a knitter. She loves knitting and I remember growing up watching her knit. Maybe that's why I started knitting myself. Since she has been visiting here, she asked if I have yarn she could use to make something for the boys. Yarn? Laying around, hiding away in a box, because I always think I am Super Woman and can knit 4 sweaters, 4 hats, and socks to match, plus do laundry, feed the kids, and work on other projects in time for Christmas, in November? Yes, I have yarn. Therefore, my Mom started working on the projects I have not even started yet. We decided that together we'll make 4 vests, one for each of the boys. She finished the first one in two days while I barely got beyond casting on and the first few rows. I just don't have the time. I got a bit envious of her. The last couple of days have been beautiful here, so she just sat outside and knit. One day, my time will come too when I can just knit all day, in the sunshine.
Anyways, she finished the first vest and I had no buttons to match. (OK, this picture was taken after I added the buttons, for the sake of my story, pretend they are not there.) She used some handpainted yarn I had on hand from Artyarn. Tan, brown, and blues. It looks much nicer in real life. On this picture it gives me a headache to look at it.