My Father is almost impossible to buy for when it comes to gifts. Both of my parents are, really. Luckily for me, they appreciate the things I make. This year, for his birthday, I made my Dad a cowl. It’s the second one I’ve made for him. The first was a couple of years ago for Fathers’ Day. After telling me that he wears it all the time through winter, I offered to make him another in a different colour. Also so if he got one dirty, he could have a clean one.
My parents are off to the US and Canada for 5 weeks, which co-incides with the mid to late “Fall” season. So to make sure that his head would stay as toasty as his neck, I offered to make him a matching beanie. I started, and finished it today. Simple top down construction, with a LOT of 2×2 ribbing.
He loves it.
It’s nice when people appreciate the time and work that goes into handmade gifts.