Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boyfriend Sweater....Girlfriend Scarf

 We all know the boyfriend sweater rule.  Never make your boyfriend a sweater or you will surely break up.  Then do you ask for the sweater back?  Wait until you are married before you even think about knitting a sweater for you loved one so you never get your self in this mess. 

I really didn't have a boyfriend when I started knitting, and I live in Florida with my husband who is very picky about what he wears.   You would never know this by looking at him, but he tends to give all his clothes to Goodwill, so I have never even thought about knitting him a sweater.

So I was wondering if the rule applies to your son's girlfriend.  If you knit or crochet something for her will they break up?  And if they do will the item you made for her end up promptly in the garbage? 

My son and his girlfriend have been together as an item for 3 1/2 months.  That is like 100 years in teenager life.  He likes her a lot, she likes him even more.  So I didn't want to freak either of them out with a really personal gift.  I decided a flower scarf might be perfect.  What do you think?

 I did a smaller eight petal version of the very popular Japanese inspired flower.  Crocheted from Universal Yarns Classic Shades, 70% acrylic 30% wool yarn, in the lovely shade of watermelon.  This is the yarn I made my granny cowl with and really enjoyed working with.  I made one flower after another never starting a new yarn after each round, so the variegated yarn would flow through out each flower uninterrupted.  Then when completed with the flower, I would start round one with the yarn I just stopped using so each middle looks like the outside of the previous flower.  Am I making any sense at all? 

I think it is lovely and if she doesn't like it, or they break up soon it is no big deal on the my time or budget.  I just hope I didn't jinx them.  What do you think?

15 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

I would say that's the perfect gift. You know crochet is kind of in right now with the younger set. It fun, light, colorfully cool. I'm sure you will be a hit with it.

Teresa said...

I'm sure you're not jinxing them :) it is a lovely, beautiful scarf and I'm sure she will love it!
xxx

Grateful4Crochet said...

Oh, its just gorgeous. I am sure she will love it and treasure it whether or not they stay together. I dont know if I did the linking right, but I gave you an award here
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I think I forgot to put the award button on my blog, but it's the Kreativ Blogger one

"Petunia Pill" said...

Well now, isn't that just beautiful???!!! You can't figure out teenagers or relationships, so don't even try. Whether they remain together or not, I'm certain this is a treasure she will have for a long time. What a sweet "boyfriend's mom" you are! x&o, Annette

Rose Red said...

I think it's lovely! And I'm sure it won't be a jinx!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

It's a great idea and definitely not a deal breaker! Not only that, it is really pretty! Great job! xoRobin❤

Claudia said...

I'm sure she'll love it, Mer. And it will mean a great deal to her coming from you.

xo
Claudia

Susanne said...

I do not claim to be an expert, but my youngest daughter has had 3 previous boyfriends, the last one she was engaged to and broke it off. We have always been very generous with gifts to these young men (you know how Christmas rolls around of course)....Thanks to my daughter's suggestions, two of these guys were gifted with luggage which was not a cheap gift. She is now on guy #4. Needless to say I will NOT be buying luggage for him. I do think females are more sentimental and more appreciative of things given to them. It is a hard call to know how things will end. Some relationships stand the test of time, and some gifts are cherished forever :)

Jane said...

It's ever so pretty, Meredith. Love the way you've done the colour change outside colour to inside.
Jane x

Marjo said...

I love the scarf, it's beautiful !!!

Marjo

Soili said...

Cute it is! Perfect gift, she will adore you now... as long as she appreciates handmades... I agree with you, no sweaters at this stage:)

The French Bear said...

I think you are so sweet and that is a perfect gift for her!!!! If it really worked like that I should have made sweaters for some of my daughters boyfriends!!! Oh well, it's a good thing I like my son in law!!!
I love wool you are using, it looks wonderful...and soft!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Rizzi said...

OH, YOU ARE SO NICE, YOU'LL MAKE A GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW. I THINK IT IS A VERY NICE GIFT, AND SHE'LL LOVE IT. HAPPY WEEKEND.....RIZZI

Suz said...

A great gift...but l understand what you are saying..made a felted bag for one of my sons gf's then they parted company!
Hugs Suz x

Kristen said...

Oooh, good question! Of course I say you should go ahead and do it, and it will be gorgeous so of course even if they split later she'll still love it and think fondly of you.