I started this sweater months ago. It was supposed to be my "birthday sweater". My birthday had come and gone, and no sweater. It is finally finished. Why did it take me so long? Because I kept ripping it out. Never quite satisfied with the layout of the flowers. The pattern had flowers on both sides, which was too much for me. So instead, I put flowers on one side and up one arm. I will now tuck it away and pull it out to enjoy next fall.