I love how I can knit this kid anything and he'll not only wear it, but will usually wear it out!
He picked out the yarn for this hat...looking at the color swatch online it didn't look quite so purple, but... he loves it! He truly doesn't care that it turned out to be more purple than grey! I think he mostly loved the name...'Misty Morn,' While I was knitting, I kept asking to make sure he was going to wear it, and he insisted and kept saying 'yep. I like it." In fact, he likes it so much that it's the first picked out of the basket when he goes outside. Gotta love that!!
That's just one of the many interesting things about this kid. ~ other than his obvious love of handmade stuff made by Mom!! He likes what he likes and it doesn't matter if someone else doesn't like it. Just the other day, a friend laughed when he wore this hat outside, but Boy just shrugged and said... "my ears are warm and I like that."
His ears were warm and he had picked out the color himself so that was that!
I often let him choose colors of yarn for other people... he usually goes for the bright stuff and so far everyone has been happy (or at least they are smart and say they are happy!) with what the gift is! He never seems to go for the obvious gender choices... blue for a boy, pink for a girl... he just goes for what he likes and what he thinks the other person will like.
Take for instance this.... it's 'Cartoon', a hand-painted sock yarn that we just recently bought. Boyo picked it out for himself (looking online) but when it got to our house...
"Hey mom! Let's make Dad socks out of this too!" So... that's just what we did...
Boyo wearing his socks~ aren't they huge? He loves his new sock and although I don't have a picture of Dad's Cartoon socks.. he does wear them and really likes them too! They really look a lot like Boy's socks. Just a bit bigger!
Obviously there are a million reasons why I love my kid... but... this need of his to wear what he wants AND wear something Mom knits for him.... just makes me love him more!