In fall of 2011, I finally tackled it again. I picked a nice, easy pattern, the beloved Central Park Hoodie, and set to work. Now that I've made one, I think I'm ready to make my next cardigan in one piece. I added two inches to the overall length, and knit the sleeves in the round. I made pockets, using this supplementary pattern, but after sewing one on I decided to go without - they made the front of the sweater pook out. I used a zipper instead of buttons, and made the sleeves nice and long (I hate it when the sleeves of a sweater ride up!)
I envisioned wearing it on rainy days when I got stuck working the outside shift at the nursery school. A few weeks ago, I wore it while watching the kids ride around on tricycles in the fog and drizzle, and I was snug and cozy!