Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas with The Boy:

The Boy was home for a few weeks over the Christmas Holidays.  He took time to work, help his dad and improve his 'forge'.  He isn't a typical 21 year old.
 When we opened the shop 3 years ago, he commented that it was a 'glorified string' store.  He could put Ikea bookcases together in minutes, but other than that his interest in the shop was at best minimal.  One Christmas we had a 'trunk show' come into the shop and he admired a brown sweater that was in the collection.

"You could knit me a brown sweater! he asked, more than once.   Knitting a sweater for someone his size  required more time than I could find, but there was 'Nana'!  She called it her labour of love.  When he opened his present, his response was something like 'Finally!', then he put the sweater on and wore it for the next 3 days.  (Berroco Vintage, pattern is Beagle)

When I came home from Knitt'n Night on Wednesday he was doing this:


The next night he ripped back the original and re knit another bit.  (His present to me!)
It's taken 3 years but I think the shop is now more than just a string store, I think we have won him over. But don't ask him to knit anything for you, unless you like the colour gray.

I don't think he will be a knitter, he just wanted to prove that he could. Where did he actually learn to do this?  Youtube!

We are in the midst of inventory and planning great things for 2012.

Happy New Year,

See you Soon!


Anonymous said...

Looks like the same wool I used for Colin. Here's the link to the picture of Colin in his sweater.
Thanks for the help picking the wool!

christine m. said...

Do you have this book in the shop?

Soper Creek Yarn said...

I do have a few copies, it has great patterns for men and Boys!