Sometimes looking back is the best way to make you feel better about where you are. I knit my first sweater about 7 years ago. It was some acrylic. Size 10.5 needles with worsted. It was 3″ too short (at least). I knit three sleeves because the first two didn’t match and the final two that did were way too long. But I loved it! And I wore it everywhere for EVER.
My next one I made was when I was 8 months pregnant with my son. I “guesstimated” what size I would be post-baby. I was very wrong. That one is still sitting on the bottom of a trunk in my craft room where it radiates guilt intermittently.
I don’t have much of a good record with sweaters. Even my most recent one was a bit of a hair-puller. But NOW, I’ve done it! I’ve knit a good one! One that makes me want to squeal with happiness. I’ve been wanting to knit Aidez for a while, ever since seeing Katy Jane‘s. This one fits like a glove. The sleeves are perfect length, as is the body. And it has the one thing I always longed for in the first sweater: pockets! Hooray! I feel like I deserve a merit badge for this final, 7-years-in-the-making project.
The Cascade Eco Wool was nice to work with but it’s starting to pill already. Oh well, for a $30 sweater, I’m not going to fret.