The stripey sweater is finished at last. I am actually quite pleased with it although it seems to have taken forever. The stripes at the top didn't match up quite as I would have hoped but it was an adaptation of a pattern for a plain sweater so I am not really surprised.
It took absolutely ages to sew all of the ends in but it did give me a real sense of achievement when I had finished. It is one of those patterns that was really very easy but that didn't stop me going wrong. As I have said before, I think I just relaxed too much with it.
The really silly thing was that I promised my husband a stripey sweater too (obviously before I knitted this one). He has mentioned that he can't wait for his one now. Bother.
PS. You are right fridica, I did omit that vital piece of information. It fits but quite snuggly. Well, quite a bit snuggly. I would have preferred it to be a bit bigger on him but I will make him wear it anyway! But truthfully, he loves it (or says he does). I think the family is just amazed that I finish anything and that it is wearable. I will try to get a photo of him in it.