We’re having a gorgeous fall here in Providence. Every street is breathtakingly beautiful, full of fiery red and golden yellow trees. It is a magical time, and now that we’ve figured out our schedule in a way that makes everyone happy, we’re sinking in and enjoying the ride. I was thrilled to finish Vik’s first sweater a few weeks ago in time for fall, and even more thrilled that he’s wanted to wear it. I think I made the mistake of lumping Vik’s style preferences in with Vijays; comfy pants, t-shirts, loose, easy clothing. It turns out Vik has a style all his own. He LOVED wearing a tux and shiny patent leather shoes for my brother’s wedding (pictures to come). In fact he loved it so much he wore the full ensemble the day after the wedding to the casual brunch. My favorite Vik story from that weekend was when he was getting ready for the wedding with my mom- they were in her bathroom brushing their teeth and he said, “I’m going to have shiny shoes and shiny teeth, Grammy!” Imagine that said with the cutest little 3-year-old lisp. Ohhh, he slays me.
And in preparation for the beach wedding we went to last weekend he came with me to the store and personally picked out outfits for him and Vijay to wear- crisp navy shorts and collared dress shirts. They looked quite dapper. And so that brings us to this sweater: Vik has been growing more and more curious about my knitting, always asking who I’m knitting for and wondering when I’ll knit him a sweater. And so I decided it was time to give it a whirl, starting with a very simple crewneck sweater. He loves it and wears it with pride. Makes my heart happy! You can check out the details on my Ravelry page. It looks like I finally get to start knitting for at least one of my boys!