They say quilters are a little crazy. They take perfectly good fabric and cut it up to make a different perfectly good piece of fabric. I should know, I am a quilter. There is something rewarding and comforting about creating something both useful and aesthetically pleasing. Knitting has a similar affect. We take wool from a sheep, clean it, spin it and use tiny strands of yarn to create something both useful and beautiful. Fair Isle or stranded knitting is especially tedious and time consuming. I don't know if I really like the looks of the sweater but when it is finished and blocked, I'll let you know.