This week my husband and I are celebrating 15 years of marriage, and we’ve actually been together about 21 years (!) in all.
I have never knit him a sweater.
I’ve knit him a scarf he’s never worn, and a rat tail for a Halloween costume. That’s about it.
He prefers rather lightweight sweaters, in either basic textures or with argyle-style patterns, and I just haven’t been able to bring myself to take on the commitment of either. Maybe because I don’t want to spend all that time working on something and then have him not like it (the sweater curse might not be real, but that would certainly annoy me).
I happen to have two copies of Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him that You’ll Want to Wear by Bruce Weinstein, and I’m giving them away this week so maybe you’ll do better than I have all these years.
There are some great sweaters in here that I would totally wear; check it out on Ravelry. You’ll also find hats and scarves and lots of great tips for getting a good fit, finishing things well and more.
If you’d like a chance to win one of these books, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, May 21. If you have a significant other, I’d love to know how long you’ve been together. Otherwise, tell me about your experience knitting for people with a gender other than your own. Or both!
Thanks for commenting, visiting and sharing, and good luck.