Darryl: Notice anything different about me?
It reminded me of when Pete and I first started dating. It was December. A big group of our friends gathered together, many of whom were wearing hats and scarves I had given them over the years. Poor Pete was wearing a raggedy store-bought hat that didn't even cover his ears. I had resisted the urge to knit for him, fearing the boyfriend curse. But after seeing him beside my cozy friends, I was so ashamed of my stinginess that I immediately cast on for a luxurious alpaca scarf that I finished 5 days later.
I gave it to him on Christmas that year. I am proud to say he now has quite an extensive collection of knitted accessories. Now I just have to make him a sweater!