He was looking for the clothes label; thinking that the sweater is store bought -- until FeliciaW gently directed him to the label she made.
Yes, FeliciaW even made a count of the number of stitches for the entire sweater!
His next observation, "Errh, I thought all hand knitted sweaters are very holey and the colors very gaudy & loud?!"
Hmm...some stereotypes and perceptions never die. Maybe it's time for us to go out knitting & crocheting all the hip & slinky garments in our silettos and mini skirts?
In fact, she had to pull out her colorful variegated knit (the pouch-to-be for her best friend) to work a few stitches to prove that she could *indeed* knit. FeliciaW also showed him her blog chronicle of the entire knitting experience. His eyes watered.
After recovering from his temporary dumbfoundedness, he quickly put on the sweater as a sign of appreciation.
An obligatory shot so that we all can see how well it fits!
In fact, her boyfriend Alan, the ever so endearing guy [I wonder how he would react to having me use that term on him!] even suggests that FeliciaW should knit another matching sweater for herself! A HIS & HER sweater!
He's also offered to pay for the yarns! How sweet... (FeliciaW, this is *officially* on record for the world to see.) I thought his reciporal should be knitting a sweater for her but FeliciaW thought that'll be too cruel to him.
So from her very first lesson on Jan 23, it's exactly 3 months of knitting for her to complete her first men's sized sweater for Alan.
Judging her boyfriend's reaction, "hand knitting this surprise sweater is all worth the effort."