Saturday, March 26, 2011

Knitting for love


My dud is the latest recipient of a handknit sweater. I think he's been wearing it for the last week, nonstop.

It's about a million stitches, knit in worsted weight at a pretty tight gauge. I've made three sweaters using this pattern, Easy Raglan from Green Mountain Spinnery, all in Greenwood Hill Farm Merino worsted weight. Something about this combination makes it irresistible to men. Chris, sitting next to me as I write this, says "it's a sweater made out of tiger blood and Adonis DNA" (he was the recipient of the first one I made).


Hey Dud, at least take it off to sleep, okay?

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Tiger blood and Adonis DNA? Winning!

Jules said...

What a classy-looking sweater. And your dud has great taste in eyewear, too :o)

craftivore said...

Tiger blood and Adonis DNA is the way to a man's heart, thanks Chris! The sweater is awesome, Dud looks adorable.

Karen said...

OK, I am making him take it off tonight so that I can wash it. I give it two days to dry, and then...back on for sure! Especially with this cold, cold Michigan spring hanging around.

jsdknits said...

I love that sweater. It was one of the first sweaters I made in my most recent and continued spate of knitting (for the last 12 years or so).

Salty Miss Jill said...

Very handsome, both your dad and the sweater. You two look so much alike!