Like a true egomaniac, Mike has weaseled his way back into the spotlight and gotten himself another blog post. I think he got jealous of all the attention Dulce received on Valentine's Day. Or, maybe he just wanted to read more comments comparing his likeness to Hollywood heart-throbs. Either way, here we are.
I should have sensed his scheme when he insisted upon joining me during a yarn shopping excursion. Mike is no stranger to yarn stores. I drag him into one every time we're out of town together. But, he's never been so eager to go as he was on that particular morning.
I remained oblivious as he slowly separated himself from my side and started browsing yarn by himself. I admired his enthusiasm as he pulled skeins and presented them to me, "Wouldn't this make a great cowl?" (in fairness, I think his words were, "neck thing"), "How many skeins do you think it would take to knit one", etc...
I did raise an eyebrow when he bogarted a portion of my Christmas gift certificate in the checkout line. But, he had tossed two skeins of Three Irish Girls onto the pile, so I let it slide (so unfair to play my weaknesses for delish yarn against me).
Later at home, he coaxed me with a hot cup of tea, curled up to me while I was on the computer and suggested we search through Ravelry together... Ok, I know. This one should have been a red flag. But, is it really so far fetched to think he would want to see every pattern in my favorites or see how easy it is to narrow search results using Ravelry's incredible filters? Before I even knew what hit me, he'd matched a pattern to the yarn he'd so sneakily chosen for himself, and I was knitting.
Well played, sir. Well played.
Pattern: Annie by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Sport
Needles: US 5
Notes: Annie is a wonderful and super easy pattern. The pattern produces a beautifully textured fabric. If I were to knit it again, I would use a provisional cast-on, so I could graft the ends together; otherwise, it's perfect.
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