It’s not all doom and gloom. I finished my first knitted jumper!
It’s a (slightly modified) Chuck by Andi Satterlund, knitted using Drops Big Merino yarn.
It’s by no means perfect. It came out a lot bigger than I anticipated, and a lot longer too. The yarn may have stretched out during blocking, but all in all I’m pretty pleased. I messed up one of the bottom cables, and only noticed when I was working on the second arm. It’s annoying, but I’ll live with it. It’s my first adult sweater attempt and I’m 85% happy, so I’ll let it be.