Well I cast on this baby months ago, but kept putting it down cause 830+ rows of knit stitch gets boring. This was my primary reason for learning to knit and I am happy to say I have finally finished it, including weaving in all the ends (which was a nightmare btw). I hate weaving ends. I am primarily a crocheter but I wanted to knit this for a more authentic look. I did, however, knit it on smaller needles than the pattern called for (3.5mm rather than 5mm) mostly because I was scared I would trip over it (I am not the most graceful or coordinated person. It's far from perfect, one of my color changes is on the opposite side than all the other ones and I think I somehow picked up a stitch somewhere when I first started, but it is mine and I made it and I will wave my geek flag proud.