According to Ravelry I began knitting this sweater in March of 2007.
In the spirit of “Start as you mean to go on,” I finally finished my Thermal Sweater January 1st, 2011.
Honestly, I’m not completey happy with it.Â It’s too big overall, the neckline is too low (even though I raised it from the pattern), it’s too long and the seaming around the shoulders is funky.
However, after almost 4 years of taking up space in the UFO bin I think this may be the sweater I’m most excited to finally be wearing.
Even though this sweater isn’t particularly flattering I’m sure I’m going to be getting a ton of wear out of it.Â I’ve already worn it more times this winter than a couple of my other handknit sweaters I can think of.Â Part of this I’m sure is a desire to save my favorite sweaters for special occasions so they won’t wear out as fast and some it is that this sweater is a nice lightweight layer for beneath my winter jacket.
I’m already planning to knit another Thermal which will hopefully fit a little better.Â It was nice having this one as a long-term background project that I could always pick up if I needed some reliable zombie knitting and it was a perfect travel project.