I tend to always start projects late. This year I started a Mother’s Day gift for my future mother-in-law a day before Mother’s Day. I found a simple pattern and then… I added a whole bunch of beads. I have never knitted with beads before but I thought “it’s not that hard”. It’s not, but it is time consuming. Thus a simple pattern which could have taken me a day is now taking weeks. I did take special care to pick up yarn she would like. It’s a cotton/linnen blend. Super soft and pleasant to touch. Since my mother-in-law is allergic to wool it makes knitting for her a little harder. In fact, I have never made her anything at all. It’s not right because she taught me to crochet and turned me into a wool monster for which I am forever grateful.