Saturday, February 03, 2007

How to Make Your Man Happy

(Hey you! Get your mind out of the gutter over there! )

I knit my man a sweater and is he ever happy. Check it out:

He likes the long sleeves with snug wrists that keep his arms warm. He likes the longish body that doesn't ride up when he sits down. I think the short rows help with that:

The blue band right below the traveling stitches is short rows. (He's got a cute back-end, eh?)

He likes the spiral on the yoke:

I like the fact that there is no hole at the end of my grafting.

Jim and I were out and about this morning. It's really cold. With the wind chill, it feels like -20°C. But this sweater kept him warm and comfy. I just love making my man happy!

17 comments:

  1. Never mind -- found it!

    (Gee, it helps to click on the links, doesn't it.)

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  2. And it appears the first comment didn't appear, so the second comment makes no sense at all.

    I like it! Great spiral, great colour, and great fit. Very nice indeed.

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  3. Gorgeous sweater! I love the colors and that patterning on the yoke.

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  4. Lynne E.5:43 pm

    The smile makes the knitting worth it, but you really did do a fantastic job. The fit, the yarn, the striping, and the spiral yoke all reflect careful thought and planning.

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  5. That is one beautiful (handsome) sweater....lucky, lucky man!!

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  6. Very nice! He looks very happy with it. Wonderful knit!

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  7. Well, that was worth it for the grin alone! Great sweater! I didn't realize what it was going to look like when it was still on the needles. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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  8. It turned out really beautiful, and he looks so happy in it!

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  9. He looks very happy! I also like the spiral on the yoke. Very nice job, and yay for no holes!

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  10. Wonderful sweater! The colors are perfect for him.

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  11. Great sweater! And it looks great on him.

    Well done!

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  12. That yoke is a work of art. But what else would I expect from a woman who can quote Jabberwocky at will?

    Go, my mimsy borogrove!

    Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns

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  13. Fabulous sweater. The fit and colors are so wonderful. You did a beautiful job.

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  14. That is a smashing, clever sweater. Handsome man, handsome digs. Nice work.

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  15. lauries the new sweater is amazing and looks great on your man! and wow you knit that one fast! i'm jealous—my poor shawl and half-done sweaters are staring me in the face saying "work on me!!"

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  16. I love that spiral on the yoke! And great colors too!

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  17. Laurie, you did a fabulous job on that sweater! So impressive! But then, everything you knit is impressive! :-)

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