The wool for this sweater was donated from Ellen a client at work, it had been her daughters wool but sadly her daughter died recently and Ellen has the sad job of clearing her belongings, On an even sadder note Ellen's son died shortly afterwards so my heart goes out to this poor lady.I always feel for the older kids who are in need of our items because most of the work done is for babies preemy's, and toddlers. Items for this younger age group are fast and easier to do and of course look cute. I love doing them too and delight in the finished product soo sweet, but what about the older kids, somehow whatever I make for them never turns out as nice as I'd like. I wanted to do something special with this wool, it was a good wool mix brand too. The sweater I have made will probably fit a 12 year old boy and it doesn't look as good as I wanted it too, it took me two weeks to finish because I was making the Purple suns blanket at the same time. It was a very easy able to watch the TV at the same time type of sweater. I am always on the look out for the perfect sweater pattern for the older age group, my search continues and in the meantime I hope that this sweater will be warn and loved by some child in need.