you forgot "no"
I knit my mom a shawl a few years ago that was a a depiction of their marriage and our family in lace. It took months - so I figure I'm set for a few years. we got her some flowers this year.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
Nothing for mom. However, she will get a lovely card and a phone call. Mom lives in Houston; so, I'm not sure if a sweater or scarf would work well. Though, now that I think about it, with the airconditioning there, they might come in useful in the summer months.
"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
My Mom's in Houston too! Funny, that.
I'm making her a shawl-ish wrap-like ponchoid sweater that's basically four big mitred squares. It's in Manos Del Uruguay and is a manos pattern. I should be done with the squares this weekend and then border, block and box it up! (oh, and take a few pictures of it.) I'm surprising her by hand-delivering it. It's the first thing I've ever made for her, so I'm all nervous and such... :-)
After my mom returned three hats I knitted her, telling me to put them in the Christmas White Elephant, she's never getting something unless she expressly asks me to knit it.
"The only sin is mediocrity." --Martha Graham
Count me as a no too. I could knit my mom an urn cozy, but that would be weird. I may knit my step-mother something for Christmas, but it won't happen for mother's day.
No..... my mom is long gone but my partner's mom is still around at 94. She returns everything she gets, or it gets put on a shelf to gather dust, so we will just take her out to dinner.