You saw my handsome guy cousins below. Last year for Christmas I made all the lovely lady cousins handknit scarves, so the guys were a little neglected. This year I made up for it by hand stitching linen ties for each of them. Not many men, much less young men, need to wear ties very often these days, but these athletes dress up frequently for away games. Tim's father and brother are also like to look sharp and I know their ties will also make an appearance. I know they'll all look dapper with their handmade ties! I used the pattern from the purl bee, and in general it was a pretty simple pattern. Taping together all the pieces was annoying and not very accurate, but I just rolled with it and they turned out great!