My last post I talked about how I have not knit anything this year. I've done a 180. Now I have finished one pair of fingerless gloves for my Grandma, one pair of tube socks for my daughter, ripped a shawl for my Grandma twice (started with a new pattern each time) and only have the border left (3rd times a charm right?!) and I knit the Drizzle hat. I also pulled out the Owlet sweater I had hibernating because if I finished in the size I was knitting it would be way too tight for Miss A. And the best part? I'm almost done with the Sweater the Never Ends.
This sweater has a few names - the Sweater that Never Ends, the death of me, the $^%$*#()@# but mostly Hubby's Sweater. I started this sweater in 2012. Yes. Over 3 years. Granted a majority of the time has been spent in UFO bin. I have finally finished the whole body. I've knit the sleeves and now am half-way done with the hood. I cannot tell you how much a relief this is to me, getting so close. And now there is no way I will put it back into hibernation, because I can taste the finish line! So far my year of "Finish What I Start" is well on it's way. I've ripped one sweater, have another one I plan to rip and as soon as I'm done with Hub's then I'm finishing another for me. That one will be quick and painless. Then I plan to cast on! I've been waiting patiently to cast on what I consider a "real" sweater.
So, in hindsight, I have one piece of advice for you all. Never, and I mean never, knit a man size Large of an all stockinette stitch cardigan. Flat stockinette the whole way through. Guys, the only reason this sweater took so long; pure boredom. Don't do it. Just don't.