Gutsy might seem like a strange name for a pattern, but it's actually a perfect word to describe Mom. Take a good look at that picture of her on the motorbike. She just did what she wanted to do. As a young woman, she moved from South Dakota to California because she loved all of the beautiful trees. On a vacation to Acapulco she para-sailed. She always loved hot air balloons and actually enjoyed a balloon ride in Napa. Those were a few of the more adventurous things Mom did, but there were just little everyday things that made her gutsy. We have a family gathering once a month. She was one of the oldest people at our gatherings, but that never stopped her from having fun with the younger ones. We went bowling...she was right there bowling with all of us. We played a round-robin ping pong game and again, she was right there running around the table with the younger family members. We played bocce ball and there she was....ready and rarin' to go. Mom was a happy-go-lucky person and this type of gutsy behavior just came naturally to her. Just one more thing that made her such a special gal.
Please note: This pattern is not symmetrical. It has stockinette, the cable and then purls. I liked it like that because it is, in fact, GUTSY....especially since we all like things perfectly in order. If you are particular about wanting it to be symmetrical, then this pattern may not be the one to knit:-) Remember sometimes we need to color outside the lines!