YES!!! I FINALLY did it! I finished the dreaded sweater. You may remember that WAY back in APRIL...yes April, 5 months ago, in this post I first mentioned the sweater that I was making for my daughter in law. I spoke then of setting a goal and sticking it through to completion. In this May post I spoke of tearing out the back for the 5th time. And here I spoke of just how discouraged I have been over the sweater. I virtually did not knit on the sweater much to speak of from June to September and then I picked it up again, driven by sheer desire to put it behind me. I am SO happy to say that today...I finished it. With tears in my eyes, relief and pride in my heart, in front of family and friends I put the finishing touches on it. When Daphne put it on and it wasn't terrible, it fit fine enough, and I was done, I danced a jig, I praised God with arms raised, and I kicked my feet up. Perfect it is not...but it is good enough. I feel so good to have stuck with it, to struggle through the times of discouragement, to hold myself to finishing it. What joy! Thank you God that I finally finished the sweater! Thank you for the lessons in persistence, self-control, and also for the satisfaction of finishing it! WHOO HOO!!!