It's my little brother's seventeenth birthday! First he learned to shower daily, then he could drive, and now? Now he can go see an R rated movie. My how he's grown.
While I was home for SAFF mom and I picked up a cake and we had an impromptu birthday celebration that ended in the kind of giggles that only family can understand. I've knit for all of my family, and each has a very real appreciation of the work and love that goes into each stitch. But my brother is often the most fun to knit for. For Christmas 2009 I gave my brother a knit hat. He wore that hat so much he slept in it. Last year for his birthday I knit another and he wore it all the time. So this year I once again turned to some sturdy Cascade 220 and knit another hat.
This is my fourth Turn a Square. I really should branch out and try to knit other Jared Flood patterns, but I love the way it works up. My little brother is a guitarist and, in his mind, future rock star. I may not have the musical talent in the family, but when he and my sister are one day touring with Evanescence, I will be there. Screaming in the audience and making sure they have the best and coolest knitwear around.