My kid brother graduates from Army boot camp and training on Thursday. I wanted to give him some sort of present or something, but I've been completely blanking out on what to give him, plus the fact that I don't know what he's allowed to have there on base (oh, the good news? his orders came and he's stationed at Ft. Knox!! *happy dance*)... it's just making gifting really difficult. I solved the Xmas problem (i.e. what to give); American Express makes these gift check things which are essentially gift certificates to anywhere in the world, and they function like a traveller's cheque, essentially. But for graduation? Totally stumped.
So I was browsing through Knitty.com and came across the nosewarmer pattern and had a eureka moment. I have all this camoflage yarn, I have a brother, who (as luck would have it) has a nose! that gets cold!
So I knit up the nosewarmer last night, while watching History of the World Pt. 1 so naturally I wasn't counting and skipped the skipping part of the short row shaping a few times and though it doesn't look like total ass, it's not fantastic, but it's a gag gift really, so I don't care that much, nor do I think, will he.
It's done, though I still have to attach the tassle. Hope he loves it.