My mother never really took to knitting although I have taught her how. I think she likes the idea of knitting better than actually doing it. She has many other hobbies so I don't worry about it too much. However, it would seem that she retains an interest in this craft due to my own interest. She came across a contest which had as its prize a "skein of the month" club.
She sent out a few e-mails and soon found that she need not enter the contest and could just subscribe to the club. However, there is that problem of not knitting. So, lucky me, she signed me up. The club is sponsored by Webs and is inspired by the book One Skein Wonders.
Each month you are sent a skein of yarn, a pattern that can be completed with that skein of yarn and some other little trinket or gift from Webs. This month's selection was a skein of Sheep Shop Yarn in Sheep 3. This is a 30% silk and 70% wool yarn. They also included the pattern Silky Leaves Scarf.
I will have to cast this on soon to try out this new yarn and I look forward to surprises in the mail for the rest of the year! Thanks Mom!!