If you’re reading this blog post, then the cat’s out of the bag. I’ve been knitting this little Flex tee — started it right under your nose while we were out on your boat a few weeks ago — and what I haven’t been letting on is that it’s for you. Sort of. Happy birthday!
My original idea was I’d knit one for each of us, so we could be matchy, like when we were little and cute and Mom still made our clothes. I thought if I could finish it while we were together, I’d have you try it on — and assuming you liked it, I’d give you the choice between having this one or picking a different color from the offerings, and then I’d knit that up for you. But as it turns out, I really hope you like the off-black one, because I don’t want to knit this pattern again!* Cute as the finished top may be. And it is really cute.
I’ve long wanted to knit you a sweater but you live in Florida, so that’s a bit of a challenge. This one’s linen, which means it should be useful for you year-round — plus you can machine-wash it, throw it in the dryer, iron it if you feel like it. It will get softer and softer, as linen does. I think you’ll love it.
You may recall from seeing the yarn that it’s not quite as black as it looks in these photos. Still, are Floridians allowed to wear black? Near-black? Very very very dark grey? I hope so!
p.s. It’s also cute (cuter? I think cuter) worn backwards:
Pattern: Flex by Heidi Kirrmaeir
Yarn: Quince and Co. Kestrel in Ash
Tools pictured: leather stitch marker pouch, owl scissors, Bookhou pouch, Fringe Supply Field Bag, tapestry needles
* I’ll have more to say about that tomorrow
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