Friday, February 15, 2008

sweater curse schmeter curse

hi. my name is danielle and i knit a real live wearable garment for my boyfriend, who is still, in fact, my boyfriend.

poo on you sweater curse!
you are a myth and nothing but a myth and something some knitters came up with one day to try and explain why their relationship ended.....
i mean it could be true of gifting your man anything....anything from a handmade sweater to a fancy shmancy something or other....if your relationship is doomed, its doomed.....you should probably take stock of how things are going before deciding to knit him anything.....or knit him something smaller to test the waters.....if you knit him a hat and he doesn't wear it, who's to say he'll wear a sweater?
i knit for my man in the past, a hat (first thing i ever knitted him) he loved it...didn't take it off that whole night (not for anything!) and i knit him an ipod cozy...not sure if he uses it anymore...he did get a new ipod since then....and then i knit him a few more hats.....and he wore them all...and appreciated all the work that went into it and thought they were all great...he loves when i knit....he told me, that when/if we get married and get our own place, i get to have my own knitting room! of course, he gets to have a yankees room and a gi joe room....and after much consideration and reviewing available funds, looks like all 3 rooms will have to be the same room....ohwell....
back to the point of the post....i knit him a sweater, and he loves it! and we are still together...altho, i must say, the night before i had my doubts....but was still pretty sure the outcome would be a good one....
remember how i thought he knew? because he overheard? well, he swears he didn't over hear anything, and he swears he didn't find my blog.....and then later on, he reminded me that he kinda thought i'd be knitting him one when i was randomly taking measurements one day.....yeahhh...forgot about that....he was over, and i was knitting, had my knitting bag out and i grabbed the measuring tape....and i thought i was being slick....i didn't even use those measurements.....and then he reminded me how he asked me for one...but i kept saying "no i don't want you to dump me"
sooo then the other night, we were texting, and something came up about llamas and i said i'm using their fleece to knit you a sweater and he goes "just knit me a sweater, i can't wait to see if i'd dump you" and i go "oh i can wait" he thought the sweater curse was silly, and he's right....but it was a fun excuse to not knit him anything....
so his eyes like lit up like a kid at christmas...he was so excited....and he put it on...and it fit!!! it fit real well....the sleeves were a good length..he always seems to roll up, rather fold up, the ends of his sleeves...but i think these are just long enough....and the neck hole is big enough...i was worried about that too....and its definately big enough around his chest...i thought it'd be stretched out completely and maybe clingy...but its not!!!! its perfect!!! the only thing tho, is that its not quite a chest stripe like i had hoped it would be...its a little lower then i thought....and i go "i shoulda made it one solid color, the stripe is lower then i hoped" and he goes
"baby, its your first sweater! its awesome! i love it!" followed by how talented i am and he's impressed yadda yadda definately wear it, wear it to work tomorrow yadda yadda
anywho
without further ado
front and back....i was sitting down....no flash cuz when i do i get like, little spots? i don't know if its something on my flash or something on the view thing (technical term, i know)
see?? i don't know what those spots are from...annoying....plus its a bad angle...makes it look like he's got some flattop hair action thing going....
and ugh! it bothers me where the colors change!!! why would the pattern call for the new row to start in the front!! fine, i know, i shoulda gone with my gut instinct and started the new color under one of the armpits..i know i know.....
and one more gratuitous shot 'cuz he's sooooooooooo cute! and the sweater looks awesome
i think he's wearing it right now as i type!! altho its supposed to be like, 50 out, so i don't know if he'll think its cold enough.....

1 comment:

mickey said...

sheesh! it fits him like a glove! haha a sweater-glove. PERFECT size! yay congratulations! you've probably boggled the minds of countless millions of people who believe in the sweater curse! lol that's so cute that he's that excited about it and proud of it! *aww* : )