Well, I finally made a sweater that not only fits me but feels good to wear--and you, too, can make one! It's the Metro Sweater.
It is perfect for the weather here, with 3/4 length sleeves, and an open front.
The pattern is well-written and is just complex enough to be interesting to me without causing mental conniptions.
The only changes I made were when I picked up stitches for the arms. I could see partway through the first arm that it just wasn't going to be big enough for my big old wobbly upper arms. So I frogged back and picked up a few extra stitches instead of the number given; there was plenty of room to do so on the armholes themselves.
Then I knit a few extra rounds here and there as I went along to give myself plenty of arm-room.
And it worked! I've even had a chance to wear it a few times already. So happy. Plus, the yarn has been sitting in my stash for a long time, Garnstudio's Angora-Tweed, 70% merino wool and 30% angora. Feels great to use up most of it.
And it basically looks like faded blue jeans, one of my favorite colors. It speaks of comfort!