it is beautiful (toot, toot) and it fits. two most important factors when producing a hand made item for your valentine. he had picked the yarn color ~knitpicks wool of the andes-thyme, and the pattern~ cabled vest, men's knit. there is always the chance that it could go wrong. like really reading the pattern and realizing that there is not a size that will fit him. between sizes.....do you change the gauge? and on which size?
as is often my path, i threw caution to the wind and chose the medium, which was the smaller size. i blocked generously and it fits perfectly.
i also realize that this was my opportunity to have all the karma in alignment for that exact outcome to occur and it will never return.
but at least this year, it was love.