This was the first Aran I knit. I always liked trying new techniques on kid sweaters - I could try the technique without the project being overwhelming. First bobbles, coming after before I learned about knitting back backwards. By the time I finished it, I had learned about KBB, which made this go ever so much faster. It would have even been faster if I'd tried cables without a cable needle. I keep learning, and knitting keeps my mind working!