I have actually finished my sweater. Here it is, free of loose ends and finally wearable:
I’m pretty proud of it. It’s not perfect, but I think I can look past its flaws and actually wear and enjoy it. Seven years ago, when I was just starting to knit, I would look at sweaters and think ‘I’ll never be able to make that’. So, to make a sweater from nothing but some scribbles I drew in a notebook (a sweater that I actually like), is pretty rewarding.
And yes, my mannequin does lean slightly to the left. I know it’s unsettling, and I’ve tried to fix it. But hey, it’s a free mannequin I found in a closet.