I've been getting such a kick out of your responses to my plan to knit 12 sweaters in 2012. Some people are all for it, some people think I'm crazy. Some people have enthusiastically endorsed the plan...and then asked if one of the sweaters could be for them. And some people have decided that if I can knit 12 (debatable), they could at least try to knit one. I've got lots of recommendations for easy first sweaters, if you're so inclined (I like Jane Richmond's Classic Raglan Pullover – perfect in Patons Classic Wool – or the Tea Leaves Cardigan from Madelinetosh), but I'll be honest – every time I hear the words "first sweater," I can't help thinking wistfully of my first sweater. Behold: My first sweater was this patriotic pullover, out of a then new, now long-out-of-print, Patons pattern book. It was knit in the round with stranded colourwork, in Patons Canadiana. I squeaked along with my acrylic yarn on plastic needles, watching episodes of Friends and The X-Files (for the first time!), struggling with my first DPNs. Having taught myself to knit from a not-exactly-illuminating book, I made the entire thing inside out. But what I didn't know didn't hurt me, and I ended up with a sweater at the end of it all. Unfortunately, I don't know where it is now. I wish I could lay my hands on it again – it would be neat to see it, and try it on, and see if my stitching is any better now than it was way back when. What was your first finished object (sweater, afghan, sewing project...)? Do you still have it?