Though I have been knitting for the last 6 years, I have never knit anything for myself - out side of a few pairs of socks. The main reasons were 1) patterns for large women are few and far between 2) patterns for large women usually look like crap and 3) the cost of the yarn was outrageous and I really didn't want to spend that kind of money on myself. Well I am proud to announce my first sweater for me.
Since I have lost most of my excess weight, I feel like I deserve nice clothes and making something beautiful for myself really makes me feel proud of my accomplishments. On top of that, I look good :)