I'm about to reveal a sweater that I admitted last week I actually wore in public. While the sins of the Grey and White Sweater were mainly on the insides, the sins of this sweater are....well, the entire sweater.
Yes, a Mary Maxim picture sweater. Of my cat. The cat given to me by my ex; the sweater kit was a gift from his parents, a month before the demise of our long term relationship. I finished this spring of 95.
The photo on the left shows my attempt at sewing the shoulder seams. I got one shoulder done like that, after many attempts, but could NOT get the other shoulder to look the same. Finally, somehow, it worked, and I had two matching, although strange, shoulder seams. The other photo shows what happens if you don't cast off in ribbing by ribbing. I added the grey stripe--again, I just had to modify the pattern. As well, I didn't fold the collar down inwards and sew it down; it seemed too bulky. The other lovely details are the unmatched neck decreases, not fully fashioned, and that attractive hole on the right from picking up the neckband sts.
I wore this sweater (somewhat) proudly, answering the question a million times "Is that a picture of your cat?". How clever was I to have knitted a picture of my very own cat, LOL!