Thursday, May 26, 2011

Making...part 2

Basic Green Hoodie
size 6 needles
(totally unblocked as he wanted to wear it today-you know the first day it's going to be in the 80's)
If you have a teenager in your home, you know that it's all about the hoodie. The correct way to wear a said hoodie is to pull the hood up over your head so you all but disappear into the sweater. I sometimes think it's a defense mechanism for our kids and this turbulent world. I'm probably totally off base on this one and it's just the cool way to wear a hoodie.

Matt picked the color. It's a long standing joke to his uncle and his green sweater. As Matt was putting the sweater on this morning, he said he felt like his Uncle Tim. Role models: oh how important they are! Who knew a basic green sweater that his uncle wears constantly would be so significant in Matt's life? (Tim, you know you can never get rid of that sweater....ever!)

Our school year is drawing to a close and as I look at these pictures I find it hard to believe that we will have a freshman in our home. Eighth grade is in our high school, so he has conquered that fear. But, this is the real deal: working towards graduation. Things count now.

We will settle into our summer routine in about a month. And as we always do, there will be some rough days as he discovers he can't sit in front of the Xbox all day. But as a good friend said to me yesterday-we have just four more years and then they are gone-holy cow! Where has the time gone?

But inside this young man, I still see the little boy with the mischievous smile and his great sense of humor.

Enjoy your sweater Matt! It's made with much love!


lucky knitter said...

Great sweater... great color... handsome son. He looks so happy in his new sweater!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Matt has a very cool mom.

Tim Judson said...

To my protégé,

You look great in the new sweater! Glad to see you following in the footsteps. And the hoodie is a nice updating of my classic green sweater. Way to make it your own.

Enjoy all the attention from the girls!

-Uncle Tim

ColorSlut said...

What a great gift and he looks fantastic in it. You are a rockin' moma for making him such a lovely sweater!

kristina said...

So impressed! And he looks pretty impressed too--fab!

K x

Amy J said...

Sweater looks great...your son looks better ;) What great pics!!

Louise said...

He looks so grown up - lovely photos and a great sweater! You must be very proud, of him and your finished piece of work!

MadMad said...

Awwww. So sweet. And so grown up, all at the same time. Great job! (On both sweater and boy, of course!)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love that sweater. Great pattern and great color. Looks perfect on him. My oldest is 'graduating' kindergarten this weekend...I can't even begin to imagine high school but I know I'm going to close my eyes for a second and they will be there. It sounds like you are soaking up all the time you have which is all we can do :).

Renee said...

great kid!
super knit!

RW said...

I found this kind of heartbreaking for me.

We have 2 years left of highschool.

I love the hoodie and I love that Uncle Tim commented.

Wishing you a good weekend Jane.

Battle on.

house on hill road said...

love the sweater- looks like matt does too!
and i got all sniffly at the end of school mass. time does fly. i can't believe how fast, really.

Anonymous said...

Coming out of long lurkdome to tell you how great the sweater is, how cute your son is and how your words about kids getting older (I have 8- and 9-year-olds) made me teary! :) Leslie

Pomegranategrl said...

Wow- Jane, that is beautiful!

TD wool design said...

jane, the sweater is gorgeous and he is just so handsome. i can really see some changes in him. growing fast! xo

rosemary said...

yes... where does the time go?? i wish it would slow down!
beautiful sweater, must check out that book! handsome fella!

stitching under oaks said...

the sweater is fabulous...the fact that teen requests one and wants to wear a handknit by mom says so much. You did a wonderful job. He is a handsome young man. Enjoy your summer.