Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Teenager Fashion.

Teenage fashion is a phenomenon all by itself and my son's is no exception to this rule.

For him it's all about his "swagger", whatever that means. I can't begin to tell you the amount of times our conversation can go along the lines of... "Mum, should I wear my Nikes or my Vans?", I'll reply the Vans, then it's "what colour"? I'll say the black ones.....then he'll say... "no because it doesn't match anything that I'm wearing", (are you kidding me. .. black goes with everything he wears!!!!). 

Anyway after much to-ing and fro-ing over Nikes and Vans, I'll say something along the lines of why don't you wear a nice pair of shoes, to which the reply is very often "Muuuuuuummmmmm" ( meaning Mum I'm not an old man)....and then he'll change clothes and we have to go through the whole dialogue again....I give up!!

So it was with MUCH trepidation I decided to knit a hat for him, for the colder winter months.  I didn't tell him I was doing this of course, in case he poo-pooed the idea and I would be much hurt.  To be honest, I had some yarn left over from making his cowl (which he does actually wear so I must have some fashion expertise!!) and thought I might as well make a hat plus, I also wanted to make something with cables (which I haven't done since making my Quilted Throw).

So there I was on my sofa, blissfully cabling away, when my daughter let it slip what I was doing (last time I tell her anything...uh!!).  He looked at me and said.."you do know mum that I may never wear it, what does it look like?"


Well I showed him the pattern (Cabled Watch-cap by Kristen Orme), although I wanted to punch his lights out...cheeky... and then he said..."actually yeah that's the kind of hat all my friends are wearing, it's ok..yeah".  Now to translate that means..."Mum, you've hit the jackpot this time, you are a fashionista in every sense of the word, you "get" me and you "get" my style, that's my "swagger"".....Yes, folks I nailed it!!!

So just to let you all know, I am now knitting with enthusiastic frenzy, I need to get this finished soonest before he changes his "swagger" again..!!!   Here's my progress so far:

For more WIP's check out Tamis Amis blog, but for now, I have much knitting to do!!


1 comment:

  1. What a lucky guy! He gets a cool new hat, *and* he got to avoid you poking him in the eye with a cabling needle. Everybody wins! :)