This isn't the sweater I was planning to make my nephew this year for Christmas.
I was going to make him this super cute vest. I even started the super cute vest while on my way to Vancouver. I was a good ways into it when I realized my gage (although I did a swatch) was totally off. Very off. But rather than rip it out... (because ripping out knitting is like ripping my heart in two.) I turned that start of a sweater into a scarf. (One I haven't posted about yet.)
I also found that I didn't have the desire to restart the same project. So I went back to ravelry and found a new sweater to make him. I wanted something bulky so that it would knit up quickly. It did go quickly. Although not quickly enough for me to finish by Christmas. But still - good enough! (He already had enough gifts under the tree anyways. And more importantly what 4yo wants a sweater when he could get toys?!?!!)
But I'm pretty happy with it. I might have done the buttons a little differently had I truly thought about it and not just followed the pattern. (Actually I think I misunderstood the pattern cause something just didn't seem right there.)
But yay! Now another year of Christmas sweaters is complete! I'm already looking forward to next year. (But glad I get to craft some other things in the meantime.)
(wow. did you notice I put a lot of stuff in brackets in this post??)