Finally after years of waiting I have finished my mother's sweater. I brought it in the car on my way to Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival during the weekend of festivals with just the collar and the seaming left to do. I was meeting my mother there and thought I could seam it up while watching the sheep dog trials. However the weather was extremely hot and dusty and sitting around with a whole sweater on my lap was out of the question. My mother, however, wasn't aware of how close to finished I was. She pulls me over to check out the pockets in a sweater hanging in one of the booths (not wanting to ask about her sweater outright), she points out cardigans but then as soon as I mention that it is almost finished -- just a row or two on the collar and lots of seaming -- she states that it is much too hot for a sweater today and she will gladly come to get it once the weather turns colder (she is nothing if not gracious after her needling and nagging).
In past years I have given my mother flowers on my birthday since in my ego centric world it is my mother's day. This year I will present her with a sweater, just like the old sweater. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Hopefully, she will agree to model it when she comes to pick it up (or when I drop it off). If not, I will have my photographer take some pictures so that I can do a summative post.