Sybil is correct – a few months back, Vince did choose yarn for a sweater. It’s a pullover and even though he says he likes pullovers better, I think men look better in cardigans. To me, cardigans are so much more wearable because (1) We just don’t get enough warm weather here to put on a pullover and wear it without smothering. (2) If you gain or lose any amount of weight, cardigans can still look ok. Some boxy type pullovers do too but for the most part, pullovers kinda need to halfway fit.
What I was wanting to do was surprise him with an outstandingly gorgeous sweater that he didn’t know I was making but, Wanda is correct — the best thing to do is check with him before making it so . . I did.
I showed it to him. I know I have an “over the top” love for cables and not everyone drools on their keyboard every time they see a project that has cables but . . that’s just me. So, I showed him the pattern and said “Would you wear this?” Here’s the pattern for Classic Oak Cardigan if you want to see it.
Here’s what he said:
- I don’t like the big fluffy collar. I showed him other pictures of the sweaters that had been made and the collar easily will lay down flat or I wouldn’t have to make it so wide.
- I don’t like buttons! He means he likes pullovers better. I explained how easy it is to put on and take off a cardigan if you’re somewhere and get warm.
The best part: He then said “I guess if we move to Missour ..”, then he realized what he was saying and finished by saying . . “If we move somewhere that it gets cold, I guess I’d wear it.” I can definitely vote in favor of moving to Missouri.
This morning we were sitting eating breakfast and I remembered the yarn I needed to find. There are several tubs stored in an extra bedroom here so I went to those. The yarn was in the third tub I opened. Yay!
The color is Charcoal Gray. I went ahead and ordered the remaining 6 skeins I’d need to make this sweater. I’ll think about it til the yarn arrives and I make sure it’s a good match. It was nice needing to only order 6 skeins instead of 15 but it’s kind of a waste if I don’t make the sweater. So .. probably I’ll make it.