my first project was a sweater for my then 1 y/o son. I finished it and tried to put it on him and he screamed bloody murder!!! The neck was bound off too tight and I cut into the stitches trying to get to the seam (it was a hoodie) to rip back. I never fixed it but its hanging in my closet next to the one I made after that, that he did
wear for a while! Despite the fact I couldn't get the thing on him (and I probably neglected everyone I was so enthralled knitting it) I was thrilled that I had actually KNIT A SWEATER. I haven't stopped since!