Inspiration: Off to College

My brother-in law is right in the middle of his first month at college, and I’m so excited for him!  He’s going to SIU, Carbondale (in Illinois), and working for a degree in Aviation. How impressive is that!   He already has his private pilot’s liscense, and he’s well on his way to becoming a commercial airplane pilot.  He’s been into planes since I met him when he was little-more than 10 years ago, and now he’s turning his passion into a career.  It’s so impressive!

As you know, when I get excited about something, I think about what I can knit to celebrate it.  And in this case,  here’s what I’m thinking:

My brother-in-law is a guy of simple tastes and if I were to make him a sweater, it would definitely look something like this.  Simple, utilitarian, and nice and warm for those Illinois winters.

# 1212 Zipper Hoodie for Men by Diane Soucylo_res_hoodie_medium2[1]But that would be pretty boring to knit.  So maybe I should making something a little goofier.  Like this airplane-themed hat.

The Airplane Beanie by North Star KnitsPlane_Hat_1_medium2[1]I suppose that hat is a little juvenile for a 18-year-old college student, though.  I guess I should go classic and make my brother-in-law a SIUC scarf and call it a day.  I’d just have to change the colors from blue and orange to burgundy and black, and I’d be good to go.

Clemson College Scarf by Molly Mattersoct8_019_medium2[1]Congrats to my brother-in-law!  I can’t wait to see where you go!

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