About 7 years ago I spent hours lovingly knitting a jumper for my then boyfriend. It looked terrible on, it was about 3 sizes too big for him or anyone else I know. I wish I had taken a picture of it but it was from my pre-Ravelry days so didn't document it, unfortunately. Anyway, two house moves, a marriage and a child later I decided to unravel it and re-knit it into something useful.
I started knitting this last autumn but then fell out of love with it and with knitting so put it away. Last week I suddenly had the urge to knit again, found this and about 3 hours later it was finished. I have another project I have put away almost finished which I really should get out again one day.
The pattern came from a charity shop for 25p, the white in the wool was leftover from a previous project and the buttons were recycled off an earlier outgrown cardigan so this was a very cheap project.
I am not 100% happy with it, the button bands are not great, but it is finished and the Child likes it which is the main thing. Because I had finished a project I have rewarded myself by buying some wool to make me a cardigan, which I am really enjoying knitting and I seem to have fallen back in love knitting again!