well, i wore it for the second time a couple of weeks ago, and i realized something. i hate this sweater. i don't like pullovers, i look like i'm trying to be waldo, the 3/4 sleeves were never right, and i'm never going to wear this sweater again.
so i debated about giving it to one of my friends, but no one is really my size. i debated selling it, but that's a hassel. so i went to my ravelry favorites, and found this little beauty. just sitting there, quiet as can be: a lovely little cardigan, with full length sleeves (to push up, as i usually do). and, it only took 2 more skeins of each than i had used on the first sweater. which my darling LYS just happened to have!
with the help of my friend, Alyssa, i unraveled that norwegian summer sweater. now it looks something like this:
the point of this post is: be sure what you're knitting is something that you'll actually use. i know that seems like quite *derp* advice, but i didn't really think about that when i knit up that pullover. i liked the stripes, but now i can't honestly say what else attracted me to it. don't spend all of that money, and time, and effort in general on something you're not sure you'll like the second time you wear it. point 2 of this post: don't be afraid to tear out! use that yarn, don't let it languish there.
final point: i'm recycling. take that, budget constraints!