At long last, I got done with the finishing. I knit this for dh for our 5th anniversary (February 10); I ran into several problems so it wasn't done in time for the actual day. I started Jan. 16 and finished the knitting Feb. 17. I had to put it aside to complete some gifts for other people. But a couple of nights ago I finally finished the underarm seams and the weaving in of ends. I have several things about the sweater I'm disappointed with, but it does feel good to have my first sweater under my belt. I had a major glitch with the underarms, ending up with holes on either end of the seams, and I've yet to figure out why. I kitchenered right along with Amy's videos. I did the most random and ridiculous darning job imaginable. Hubby will have to learn not to raise his arms, so my shoddy work will not be exposed.
I don't think I like bulky yarns for sweaters, or at least not this bulky yarn for this kind of sweater. It just looks a little too homemade for my tastes. I think my next project for him will be in a worsted weight, at most. This pattern has directions from infant to adult XXL, but now that I've seen the yarn on my dh I can't imagine making a toddler sweater out of this (which I thought I might do).
Pattern: Little Turtle Knits Raglan-in-the-Round
Yarn: Knit Picks Sierra, in lettuce. Pattern called for 1200 yards. I bought 1210 and ended up with 330 left over. I'm not sure why....