Here is a sweater I designed and started knitting while we were on vacation. Just finished and blocked it today. I learned a few things: although this fits me well, the stripes weren’t quite in line where I wanted them. So I need to measure more instead of just estimating. Also, I knit more tightly in the round on metal needles than back and forth on wooden needles. However, it’s a perfectly serviceable sweater, so I don’t feel the time spent knitting and designing was wasted.