striped knit sweater

anonymous asked:

Could you do Mileven for the Autumn asks? I don't care which ones you choose, I just want something Mileven related 😊

Thanks for the ask, anon! I just decided to do all the asks, because why not?? 💜

1. Is your OTP into pumpkin spice lattes?
When they’re adults, Mike ends up falling for the pumpkin spice craze, blaming it on his love for his mother’s pumpkin pie. El thinks they’re far too sweet and insists they taste nothing like real pumpkin. She does, however, love to make pumpkin bread throughout all of October and November. 

2. Would they prefer to go outside and walk in the brisk air, or would they rather stay inside and keep warm?
They love doing both, but their favourite thing is to sit on the porch wrapped in a heavy blanket and reading together. The best of both worlds.

3. Which one says it’s too warm to wear a sweater in early September and which one wears the sweater and gets overheated anyway?
They’re both sweater fiends and as soon as the back to school season hits, they’re back into long sleeves. 

4. Which one would be excited for school and which one would dread going back?
El, once she’s able to attend school, is always infinitely more excited than Mike. She loves the yearly routine in which Nancy takes her into the city to buy a back-to-school outfit and brand new school supplies—she absolutely loves stationary. 

5. Which one would knit a sweater for the other?
El is the knitter, thanks to Karen teaching her how. It takes her a long time, and several tries, but she eventually knits a striped sweater for Mike. 

6. Would they wear a couple’s costume for Halloween? If so, whose idea would the costumes be?
They usually prefer to participate in group costumes with the rest of their friends, but even within the group, their costumes tend to match. Han and Leia the year the group does Star Wars, Aragorn and Arwen the year they do Lord of the Rings, Batman and Wonder Woman the year they do the Justice League, etc. 

7. Which one takes dozens of pictures of anything remotely fall-related and which one says “Would you please get off Tumblr?”
El carries a camera everywhere, especially in her first few years back in Hawkins—she refuses to miss a single moment and is scared of forgetting all the experiences she’s having for the first time, so she’s always clicking away, filling photo albums of the pumpkin patch, piles of leaves, and other fall-themed things. 

8. Would your OTP go apple-picking?
Yes, they’d go on the crispest, sunniest day in October and El would use her powers to pull down the plumpest apples from the tops of the trees and Mike buys them cider at the end of the afternoon, when they can barely feel their fingertips in the cool wind anymore.

9. Which one of them makes better Jack-o-Lanterns?
They’re both absolutely terrible at carving pumpkins. Mike can never get the proportions right and El’s always end up a little lopsided. They decide to infinitely allow Will to do the pumpkin carving.

10. If your OTP were to make a Thanksgiving dinner, what would they cook?
El helps Karen out in the kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner and she’s a master at making the best mashed potatoes. She even quickly picks up on Karen’s “secret” recipe for stuffing (her and Mike’s favourite Thanksgiving dish). Mike is a disaster in the kitchen for pretty much the entirety of his teenage years, so his job is to place the pecans on top of the pecan pies—and he manages to do a pretty good job at that. 

11. Would your OTP miss summer or be looking forward to winter?
They’d both miss summer and feel nostalgic for the warm sun on their faces as they lay on the grass after a swim in the lake. But, as soon as the first snowfall hits (usually in late December), they are beyond thrilled and all thoughts of summer disappear. 

12. What fall sports would your OTP do?
El and Lucas head out to the park to play baseball—one of them throwing and the other batting. Mike tags along to watch, but doesn’t usually get involved. 

13. If your OTP were in marching band, what would they play and how well?
Did someone say marching band AU? Mike would play the trumpet (he’d be pretty new to it and doing it only for college applications) and El something smaller, like a clarinet (she’s extremely talented). 

14. Which one offers their jacket to the other when they complain they feel cold?
Mike constantly offers his jacket to El, even when she’s not complaining about feeling cold. Often, he even brings a spare sweater along with him. 

15. Would your OTP be excited for any early snowfall?
Yes and no. They both love the snow and all the fun that goes along with winter activities, but they’d want to enjoy the beauty of autumn for as long as possible.

Bonus: An autumn-Mileven aesthetic: 

Look at this new original sleeve technique I recently invented! It has a lot of steps. 

  • Use up half the remaining grey yarn on unrelated projects
  • Months later, realize it, and engage in minor Panic
  • Knit deliberate solid jade heather sleeves, which are not really bad but give the whole thing an accidental and very vague 1920s college fad look somehow like idk but that’s what I think is going on