I am more or less a selfish knitter. More than anything else I knit because I enjoy knitting and I knit for myself (which means that if I don't finish them, it is only me who is effected). But when my step mother started talking about the sweater pattern she saw in the window of the local yarn store, I thought the sweater might make a nice gift. It was this pattern book by Martin Storey. The cover sweater.
We talked about color and she wanted it to look like the one pictured here. I had some trouble tracking down enough yarn in the same dye lot and once I finally got it and started the sweater, I broke my arm ice skating. This is where the project was stalled.
I have decided that now that she has forgotten all about this sweater it would make a great Christmas or birthday gift (her birthday falls 17 days after Christmas). So now all I have to do is dig up the needle tips which were moved to some other project and get knitting on this. I think I should look in the box with the monkey romper which needs a few final touches before baby Bella is too big to wear it.