Here's a photo of me in the first sweater I ever knit, in college...a sweater that was bright green and that made me swear off knitting for a couple of decades--knitting it was such a nightmare. Why I chose this pattern for my first sweater, I will never know. At some point I pitched the sweater as far as it would go; I so did not want to remember it. Now I wish I still had it. Ain't that the case?