Monday, April 6, 2015

why do my fingers ache for the cold?

Here's some actual knitting for the knitting blog.  When I stumbled upon a skein of the Plucky Knitter's much-beloved and now-discontinued Well Read colorway, I couldn't help but finally knit something for someone who has been pestering me for handknit goods since, oh, approximately our fourth date.   Knitting for him does, of course, break all of my rules about who I'm willing to knit for: he isn't another knitter, a small child or an elderly relative.  (Truth be told, he did briefly learn to knit so that he could gift me the world's most ridiculous scarf and then declare that he was now a knitter so he fit within the categories of people I was willing to knit for.  But I had a hard time thinking of him as a knitter when I couldn't get him to start a second project.)

However, he has made up for it by showing a degree of appreciation that I never expect from people who don't fall into those categories, and, until we hit a spell of 80-degree weather, was pretty much wearing this hat every day.  Even if it made him look a little bit crazy, it did mean that I got to look at this pretty yarn every day, so I didn't argue.  And when he brought the hat back out for our trip to Madison last week, I realized that I had missed seeing it a little bit in our unseasonably warm weather.  (I know, I know, I could still live on the East Coast if I wanted to have snow showers over Easter.)

It's the One Bourbon pattern from Thea Coleman, knit with six pattern repeats rather than seven, and ravelry details are here.  Here's hoping that you all have non-hat-wearing weather soon!


Valerie said...

I love the commitment to getting knitted gifts. It reminds me how privileged I am to have some HEB knits! (Like the tea cozy I use every day...)

HEB said...

I'm so glad to hear that the tea cozy is still in regular use! You two, of course, obviously make the list of people I love to knit for. (I'd say, "You three" but I'm way behind on my baby knits given last year, so...)

Churchma said...

I'm glad to see the blog active again! I have such strict recipient standards that I end up knitting only for myself, since I don't trust anyone else to appreciate my work. I made an exception when my husband retired this winter and knit him two new sweaters to supplement the two he still wears that I knit for him thirty plus years ago. I've been posting on Ravelry, but had abandoned the blog. I saw the activity when I checked out my profile on Ravelry today.