My first finished sweater! And it wasn’t even for me. My husband loves it, it fits perfectly and it was a cheap, quick knit. Who could ask for anything more.
I still have to put in the zipper mind you, and it is a little badly timed to get it done just as the weather gets warm. But the chill and damp seems to be holding on for dear life so who knows, maybe he’ll get a chance to use it a couple times before it gets stored away for fall. Also, what you can’t see (quite intentionally so), is all the loose ends of yarn that I have yet to weave in. My daughter, however, loves weaving ends (how blessed am I) so I might work out a little deal. She needs money, I have other things I’d rather be doing; it’s a symbiotic relationship.
The other thing I may end up doing is enlarging the collar a little. Easy enough. I seemed to have been the only one out of all the people I know who made this sweater to have followed the pattern recommendations. Oh well, all in all, I’m very happy with it. It’s pure wool, but soft enough that it doesn’t bother my husband much, even though he usually finds wool too itchy. I’m really glad to have found this yarn because the game of touchy-feely my husband and I have been playing with yarn, as I try to find something he’ll be able to wear, that I can actually also afford (he has mentioned that cashmere, silk and alpaca seem fine) has been going on for over a year. I owe thanks to my friend at my favourite yarn shop for this one.
Now to get on to my doctor who scarf again. Should have it done by fall.