No, no.....this is not a handknit. It's a sweater repair job I have inherited.
You've heard of the "sweater curse". You've heard of the book ..."Never Knit Your Man A Sweater*".....*till you have the ring! Read on!!!
My co-worker's son's girlfriend gifted him this sweater! They broke up (i.e. the sweater curse) and now the brother loves the sweater. It's a Dale of Norway sweater. They usually sell for around $300.
I believe it may be a "second" because the tag is snipped. Still pricey, however.
Here's the inside of the sweater....unraveling in all it's glory. When I asked my co-worker if she was hand-washing or dry-cleaning this sweater as it would make a difference on what I used for yarn for the repair job, her response was, "Oh, use anything you want, any color you want!". Well, that won't work with my signature on this repair job. I have a reputation to uphold in the knitting world. It will look nice.
Have you experienced the curse?
On another note....I saw snow on the mountaintop when I left work today. I'm getting those scarves and mittens ready.