Last week was our 25th anniversary (there were times I thought I'd never see it) and I gave the love of my life a V-neck jersey he'd admired in a pattern book. I secretly knitted it in Sept/Oct '05 and saved it until now.
The jersey is a lovely burgandy wool and done in a rice stitch. I've taken a close-up photo of the stitch and put the picture in the attachments file. That picture shows the colour a bit more accurately. This was my first attempt at working a V-neck and I was surprised to discover how easy that is to knit. The neckline looks so difficult but as long as one has marked the center stitch, it works up easily. It is a Patons pattern. I must say they do some nice men's conservative patterns. I panicked when I looked at the photo and saw the "flaw" in the lower right hand corner. I raced for the jersey and was relieved to find out that it was just a product of the light and that the stitches are all fine!
My partner likes his clothes to be roomy so I made this one size larger than I ordinarily would. He likes it but I did think I heard him mumble something about "25 years of living with him and all I get is some jersey..."
I've included the thumbnail in the attachments file as it won't load in the main body of this posting.