When I was little, and my dad would drive our family around with a low tank of gas, my mom would always say that he 'lived on the edge'. I am not one of those people. I never go below 1/8 of a tank of gas. I am a planner. So when I started this sweater with 3 skeins of yarn (that had no yardage marked), I felt really daring and kind of stupid, with my heart rate getting a little jazzed. Man, I have a thrilling life.
The pattern is sort of based on this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109542.0
The hood doesn't fit on my head, but like my mom also said, beggars can't be choosers.