Well I have knit my dream man his dream sweater – or actually MY dream sweater for my dream man… Here is the handsome man his self:
Thankfully we do not need to worry about the lack of the ring on my finger – because he loves it. (side note: Knitting lore states that you can only knit your man a sweater if you are married or engaged. Because if he doesn’t like the sweater and does not wear it then a break up will surely happen.) A bit too much as I find myself fussing over it pulling off the pills and looking at the elbows worrying about wear. As you do.
This is great pattern for knitting mindlessly for long stretches (all I have headspace for right now). I did start it a few times and pulled it out as I attempted to get the sizing right. I started a small part of sleeve and then the body and then the body again as I worked out the best size and needle size to knit in. Eventually we got there! If I am going to use THAT much yarn and spend that much time I really don’t mind taking the time to work it out. The upside down Simone way.
The pattern is by one of my favorites, Brooklyn Tweed and the yarn I got on sale from Skeinz! Its in the round and eventually knit all in one piece, so he can try it on towards the end and say things like “O dear its too small” which you stubbornly refuse to listen to, knitting on to find your instincts were correct and it was the PERFECT size.
Talking about Skeinz.. I am off to Knit August nights in Napier this weekend! Looking forward to fibre geek paradise and being wowed by many a knitters prowess! Yay!