Memories of Christmas past, and an honor

Last Christmas I knit the pattern DH chose, a Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan, using the yarn he chose, Elan Superwash Chunky in maroon.  The silver buttons were my surprise to him.

Yesterday, I got a message notice on Ravelry, and discovered a request to use this picture on the pattern page for the cardigan. DH agreed that he would be honored, too, and so when you look up the Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan you see DH.  He’s the handsome guy just above the model picture that was published in Interweave Knits.

This year I knit a scarf for him, using the yarn he chose,  Knit Picks Swish DK in garnet heather. Do you see a trend here?  I think I needn’t ask him about color again…he seems happy with maroon.


  1. AlisonH said,

    November 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Oh cool! And lucky hubby.

  2. Birdsong said,

    November 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    The cardigan is fabulous, and as a knitting instructor and yarn shop employee, I am delighted to see a man happy in maroon! Too frequently, they choose navy blue, charcoal grey, or brown, when they would be just as handsome and manly in another color:) That is a great pattern that my hubby might enjoy.

  3. Knitnana said,

    November 27, 2009 at 11:21 am

    OH!! Love that they recognize such a great knit with adding your’s to the pattern page!

  4. Laura Gallagher said,

    November 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Dad looks great. I can just see it – his post-retirement career, mens’ knitwear model!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: