Did I finish this vest last night and get so excited to wear it? Yes!

Does it look exactly like I wanted it to? Yes!

Was I able to knit on big needles without pain for the first time in five years? Yes!!


… Does the neck fit over my head?



Yeah, that was a surprise. The pattern said to “bind off tightly, for a neat look” and I thought, Maybe that’s too tight? but kept going, so … trust your gut is the lesson here. In the end it’s not a huge fix–the neck is picked up last so I can take it all out and try again without endangering the body–but it’s definitely humbling.