The holidays are done, the decorations packed away, the naughty foods either eaten or disposed of. And so I settled in, not for a long winter's nap, but to get back to my own selfish knitting, having tried my patience with so much giving away of things I really wanted to keep.
However, DH has been waiting patiently for a long time. Three years ago, I gave him a box full of yarn and promised him a sweater. The yarn has since moved from the box into a bag and a gauge swatch was knit. Thus endeth the progress on the sweater.
Given that it's been three years, and given that we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last month, it does seem time to crack out that there sweater yarn and git goin'. I've never done a sweater, but hey, I've got to try sometime, right? No time like the present.
That was my happy plan for the time after Christmas. Well, as soon as I finished that pesky second Monkey sock. Said sock is well on its way to completion.
Then yesterday, my older brother (actually, only brother, but still--important to note that he's older, yes?) called with some exciting news: he and his GF got engaged this weekend and are going to be married in September!
This is quite exciting. His GF is a lovely woman and the potential for a nice long happy marriage is high.
So of course I start thinking about knitting. After all, they've both been married before, have adult children, etc., so as far as household items, they've got 'em. Really, then, a lovely handknit something-or-other would be in order.
Let's recap: I'm way overdue to make DH his long-ago-promised sweater.
I'm a very slow knitter who, at this moment, has some tender tendons that need coddling.
I have a short attention span.
What shall I knit them? I'm not even thinking I'll make it by September, but as a "your first Christmas together" gift.
Thoughts? Ideas? Patterns?
This is my only sibling, you understand, and I'm rather fond of him. The same sibling who had a massive stroke less than two years ago. Celebratory is definitely in order.