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?