I haven't finished my wife's or my son's sweaters and I certainly can't work on them while we are all in the same room. They are both Christmas presents. Since I need to do something with my hands while we were spending a lot of time together this Thanksgiving weekend, and since I have 15 skeins of beautiful yarn (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed) from Knit Picks, I thought I would begin my next sweater, this one actually for me! I am using Staci Perry' pattern simply called "Learn to Knit a Men's Sweater" and found on her site VeryPink.com. See link below.
I have the collar and about an inch of the raglan increases - top down - and it feels wonderful on my fingers, so I am sure it will feel great when I wear it.
One thing I like about Staci's site is that she offers free video tutorials for many of her patterns. I like that, especially when I am learning new techniques. Another thing I appreciate is that when I emailed her about something that confused me, she got back to me within a few hours.
Attached are two pictures.
The first is what it should look like when finished. You can also find that here:
The second picture is a peek at my project's humble beginnings.