Let me say this….I LOVE my husband. As proof I give you…the big brown blob. Yes, I can even prove how much I love him. I am 630 yard into a never-ending garter stitch outdoor sweater for him in ….wait for it……brown. I have never knit Henry a sweater even though I have promised before. This year is our ten-year anniversary. (he say 17 years if you count the 7ish we loved together!) Anyway, I desperately want to give him a sweater he will wear and love for our anniversary. So around Christmas I started the search for the perfect sweater. Most were met with great resistance. In a last-ditch effort, I pulled three sweaters that I felt like we down his alley. He saw the Adult Tomten by Jared Flood (original is Elizabeth Zimmermann) and he was hooked. I brought home three different skeins of yarn fo varying weights and colors and nothing pleased him. So, I said how about the yarn Jared used and of course he said yes but felt the colors were not what he wanted. So, he picked out a brown and with probably go with a green for the stripes and edging. Here’s Jared’s version http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adult-tomten-jacket . Anyway, I have been knitting on this for a month and am only finally about ready to divide the fronts. Of course, once I do get there, it should move along much faster….but boy am I slogging away in brown garter stitch land now!