This Christmas present wasn't done in time. Wasn't even done in time for birthday giving. But now, now that it's July, it's done. And, depending on the air, there may still be summer evenings when a wool sweater would be desireable. Though not this week. At any rate, it's sure to have a rough and tumble autumn.
This is my first attempt at an adult sweater. And I didn't pick the ideal pattern. This is the "High-Top Hoodie" from Son of Stitch n Bitch. The book itself focuses a bit more on being cool and hip than it does on being knitty and thorough, which was kind of irritating. This pattern, though sporty, had some quirks that a veteran sweater knitter might have handled better. (My comments and notes are on Ravelry.) Still, in all its not-perfect glory, he likes it! and it fits! Which is really the point.
Merry Christmas, Darling!