Posted on | March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Boyfriend Curse.
As knitters, we all know about the tale of the boyfriend sweater and all of the warnings associated with knitting one for our yet to be secured significant other.
About 8 or 9 years ago, my then fiance picked out a sweater pattern and yarn for me to knit him a sweater. Needless to say, he picked the most boring pattern in the entire world. It didn’t even have a drop of ribbing. I proceeded to knit up part of the back before I gave up and convinced him that it probably wasn’t safe to knit for him anyway until we had officially tied the knot.
Fast forward to present day and my now husband is only days away (if I don’t run out of yarn) from finally having his very own hand knit sweater! I abandoned his original pattern selection and I chose the Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmerman for its interesting construction at the yoke. The miles of stockinette weren’t even that bad, in fact, it was wonderfully meditative to go around and around with my heather green Jamieson Shetland Heatherl.
So about that “if I don’t run out of yarn” bit. Well, I bought this amount of yarn to knit another sweater and now I’m getting dangerously close to running out before I can finish up. I’m about partway up the decreases for the armhole and I have a ball and a half yet. To complicate things, I just did a quick search for the color and it’s discontinued. Luckily, I see a few online stores that have a few balls still available. Stay tuned!