From the time I started knitting in November 2004, I have knit Kris one sweater per year.
The first sweater I made for him was a free pattern on the ball band of Bernat’s Denim Style yarn. I liked the simplicity, and it was easy for me in those early knitting days. The next men’s sweater foray came about when I discovered the great zipper cardigan in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. Kris liked it too, and I knit it while on a road trip down south to visit my family in Alabama. The third sweater, the Lopi V-Neck was a great simple pattern from the very handy Knitting to Go Deck. I knit it under the influence of pain killers after I had my wisdom teeth removed… so it had to be very simple I completed it just in time for our fifth wedding anniversary in 2007.
Of the three I have knit, he wears the third most often. Perhaps because it is the most simple of all?
I had hoped to finish the Beau pullover in time for our sixth anniversary last weekend, but it just didn’t happen… but I am very close now – working through the second sleeve – and it will be done soon.
This pile of woolly pieces will become (hopefully) a handsome pullover.
…and I may break from tradition in 2008 and knit a second pullover for Kris…
Thank you for your early response to the next version of Project Spectrum. This theme and the color grouping have me truly excited and inspired! I will post more details very soon!