A small stack of sweaters sits off to one side on my closet shelf. One is a boat-neck, striped, garter-stitch pattern in blue, white, and yellow. It hangs funny on me, and the shoulder seams are loose. I love this sweater. It is the first sweater I ever made. I finished it in time for a women’s retreat. The colors represent the theme that year--our personality colors. They are also the colors of the Swedish flag, a piece of my heritage. The sweater didn’t turn out exactly how I planned, but it reflects part of who I am.