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Sherlock Fanfic: An Adventure in Knitwear
Title: An Adventure in Knitwear
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC 2010)
Disclaimer: The characters and their world do not belong to me and are not my creation.
Rating/Warnings: GEN/SQUINT. G. Abuse of knitting.
Word Count: 340
A/N: For this Prompt: "I just want something really awkward and fluffy."
Summary: It's the thought that counts.

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An Adventure in Knitwear
by CaffieneKitty
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The very first thing John noticed about the jumper was that it had three arms.

"Um. Sherlock, did you knit this yourself?"

"Yes." Sherlock scowled. "It's mathematically perfect. I don't know why it looks like that."

"Perhaps maths and knitting aren't compatible."

"Evidently." Sherlock sat on the sofa as though falling from a great height. "I should have gotten rid of it."

John brushed the soft blue-green garment. "No, of course you shouldn't have! This must have taken you ages to make."

"Wasted effort. I'm sorry to disappoint."

"Don't be ridiculous!" John smirked and pulled the jumper on. After a brief moment of disorientation, he poked his head through the correct hole to see Sherlock staring at him with a bemused smile.

"It looks ridiculous, John. If you are trying to preserve my feelings, I assure you, there's no need-"

"Of course there's need. It's my jumper, and I'm going to wear it." John selected the two most directly opposed sleeves and slid his arms into them, leaving the third dangling from the center of his chest. The body of the garment rolled loosely down halfway to his knees. "There. It fits."

Sherlock looked horrified. "You can't be serious?"

"I probably won't be parading around London in it, but yeah. It's warm, it fits well enough and you made it for me." John examined the central sleeve, which hung like an ingrown necktie. A necktie-cozy, maybe? "It's a Sherlock original design."

Sherlock snorted. "Original is the most charitable thing that can be said about that abomination."

"Here now! I'll not have you insulting my new jumper! And," John said with sudden inspiration, swinging the third arm up around his neck and tucking the cuff underneath the third sleeve's shoulder. "See? Built-in scarf, just like yours. Brilliant!"

Sherlock blinked, then chuckled, applauding slowly as he laughed. "Oh well done, John!"

John grinned. "Maybe maths and knitting aren't so incompatible after all."

"Perhaps not." Sherlock's eyes twinkled above his smirk.

"Now then," said John, feeling only slightly silly and wonderfully warm. "Tea?"

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(that's all)

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shortcrust From: shortcrust Date: January 30th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Naww, how sweet! :'D

Also, for some reason I assumed three arms meant three sets of arms, so six, and I gigglesnorted. xD
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, six would have been overkill. Spares for when the others get dirty?
From: sorrelmae Date: January 30th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is FREAKIN'adorable! <3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: rainmiser Date: January 30th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't often comment on things, but I found myself completely charmed by this and just had to say so. Well done! "Here now! I'll not have you insulting my new jumper!" HA! Oh John, how so adorable?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks! Yeah, John's got adorable down to a science.
toggledog From: toggledog Date: January 30th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha gorgeous!
"It's a Sherlock original design" that made me lol
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
True though! No one else will be wearing the same thing. Ever.
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
A bit big, even for John.
donutsweeper From: donutsweeper Date: January 30th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh this is utterly adorable *snuggles fic*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
keladry_lupin From: keladry_lupin Date: January 30th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
If John didn't want it, he could always give it to Zaphod Beeblebrox. But it's better that he does like it as it is, of course, and the third arm/scarf would come in handy on cold nights!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
True! I forgot about Zaphod!
ungalad From: ungalad Date: January 30th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. ♥ This was adorable! :D Thanks for sharing! You really made my Sunday with this.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Thank you!
goldvermilion87 From: goldvermilion87 Date: January 31st, 2011 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
*snrk*

John is very nice not to take advantage of such a clear Sherlock-teasing opportunity.

(though I suppose actually wearing the thing does force Sherlock to see it...)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a nice gesture from Sherlock, the last thing John would want to do is discourage Sherlock from being nice. :-)
autumnatmidnite From: autumnatmidnite Date: January 31st, 2011 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
D'awwwwww!!! Just adorable and made me squee repeatedly XD

Also, this line was effing fantastic:
"Sherlock sat on the sofa as though falling from a great height"

<3 <3 <3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I love that line too! :-D
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: January 31st, 2011 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Warm is certainly the most important factor;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
God, yes. I want to crawl into the oven. How's your fight with the plague going?
imhit From: imhit Date: January 31st, 2011 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha. Aw!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
sostrangechild From: sostrangechild Date: January 31st, 2011 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Dawww, so cute! Loved it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
eightnoon From: eightnoon Date: January 31st, 2011 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
LMAO! John is really clever in this and I love it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Hooray for clever John! \o/
uptothewords From: uptothewords Date: January 31st, 2011 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
D'awwwww!

<3 FOREVER
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 31st, 2011 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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