I figured it was about time to try my hand at testing a pattern. It feels like a Ravelry rite of passage. So when I saw this adorable sweater, accompanied with a call for test knitters, I jumped at the chance to give it a whirl. I found that I liked being given a deadline. It kept me focused and excited to see this knit take shape. The resulting sweater is the cutest darn thing I have ever knit. The bobble pattern gives the sweater a vintage feel, like something your great grandma might have knit for your grandma. You know, old school in the very best way. Since I have no little girl of my own (boo hoo!), I continue to knit a rather embarrassing amount for my friend Sarah’s daughter. Most people would probably ask me to back away slowly from my needles…but Sarah understands that all the cutest knits are for little girls and that I just can’t help myself! Vijay wanted to know who this sweater was for, and when I told him Emily, he said, “Mom, I guess I would wear a sweater you made if it had something really, really cool on it.” It was like he was humoring me. Can you imagine? Four years old and he’s already humoring his poor old mother.