My baby is turning 13 in a week. So I knit him a sweater. He picked out the pattern and the yarn. Truth be told, it was a little bit over my head, but I got a lot of help from my friends, and it's all finished.
I remember when it only took a few afternoons to knit him a sweater. That wasn't the case here -- in fact, this one is a little bit big on me. But he's very happy with it.
The set in sleeves were, surprisingly, not as hard to do as I thought they would be, especially with the help of the Craftsy videos I mention in this post. They went in on the first try.
I'm sad that he's not a baby anymore. But he's a nice guy. He gets big bonus points for appreciating hand knits. I hope he's going to have as much fun wearing this one as I had knitting it!