I learned to knit about three years ago. In that time, I've made several scarves and many, many hats. I've even made a wrap.
But this, this is an Alice Starmore sweater pattern. It was begun six months ago, and it still looks like this:
When a pattern is so complicated and with new stitches I've never done before, it requires my undivided attention. I have ripped out many times. That's okay, but what is problematic is the rate of growth of my daughter. It's not her fault, but she is putting the pressure on to get this done before she grows out of it before it exists.
I aspire to be a knitter of sweaters and socks. These, to me, will be the pinnacle of knitting accomplishment.