I know you thought I've been a slacker knitter, just playing around with my knitting loom, or knitting tiny little sweaters or some such. In self-defense, I have an "eff oh" to show--my finished Mr. Greenjeans.
I saw the pattern and decided to knit it. I realized the yarn I thought would work was the wrong gauge, and on finding no yarn I liked in the right gauge, I bought some I didn't like in the wrong gauge. (Somehow, it made sense at the time.) I impulsively asked for a knit-a-long and someone started one. At that point, there was no going back. I knit a long. I even joined the Ravelry group for Mr. Greenjeans.
I did read and comment a bit about the sleeves being too short for my liking, the body needing to be longer, and finding no real disagreement on those points, I impulsively lengthened the body by and inch or so and the sleeves by about 8 inches. Other than this discussion of lengths, my participation in the groups has been minimal.