This year, I didn’t even try to get my husband’s Christmas present finished in time. I didn’t even have time to start it before Christmas.
Instead, when we did our gift exchange, I told him my plan. I am going to make him a sweater of his choice.
And, because the last one I made for him never gets worn (except when we go back to the Midwest for Christmas Break), I asked him to pick out everything about the project, so that he would end up with exactly the sweater he wants.
He’s typically pretty simple in his clothing choices, so I suggested a few patterns for him to start from. He’s a big cardigan guy, so I started there:
Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd
I could see Tristan wearing this sweater all the time. It’s simple (almost too simple), and very manly. No goofy colors or weird stitches. Not even a button band.
Ranger by Jared Flood
I really like this sweater, even though it’s a little fancier. (I actually might make this for myself. I guess just like Jared Flood Sweaters… I’m actually wearing my Cobblestone, right now.)
But, no. Tristan would have none of the sweaters I suggested. He went down to his office in the basement, and looked at Ravelry for more than an hour. (I thought he was playing Diablo… apparently not.)
And he picked out this one:
Émilien by Ariane Caron-Lacoste
But, as surprising as it was, he was very sure about what he wanted. So, here we go! A stripey, zip-up hoodie for my husband.