When I started this sweater I wanted a project that would be mindless knitting. I was burnt out on the Irish patterns...cables, honeycombs, chevrons, you name it. Too much thinking. I just wanted a project that I could sit back and knit while watching tv and not have to concentrate. This sweater certainly meets that criteria. I love the wool. I love the colors. I love the pattern and I will wear this sweater into the ground I'm sure. But it is boring me to death. To DEATH I tell you. I guess I liked to think while knitting more than I thought!!