This is a sweater I knit for a my husband as a Christmas surprise, it was my first at doing cables and my gauge was completely off but he wouldn't let me unravel it. He was very grateful for such a handmade gift and walked around looking like a stuffed sausage. I hid the sweater away and when he safely out of the country for a while I quickly re-knit this sweater using a Dutchman's cabling technique, which is more just texture knitting than cabling.
It happily fits but I noticed over the last few years the neck began to stretch out until it was a very trendy ballet neck and hindered my husbands eating, drinking and basic conversations. This time the unraveling and re-knitting was quickly done in a day while he was at work.
So there it sits, looking so peaceful while I wonder what next, but also am grateful that knitting is such a forgiving past time.
Here is a link to the Dutchman's Cabling book I used, it has fascinating pictures from the 1800's. Too bad it is out of print, but its so nice to have places like amazon.