My daughter chose this pattern, but when I sent it to her, it was too small. She sent it back to me, and I made her another one in a larger size. I love the way it looks, and I loved how interesting it was to knit. There is so much about knitting that I love--being creative with patterns and yarns; making gifts for appreciative recipients; having something to do with my hands when traveling or watching television--it's endless. Knowing that I am creating something beautiful and useful while satisfying my tactile needs and keeping my hands limber and exercised gives me great satisfaction and pleasure.