I was right.
That is my anniversary gift from my husband: a red Ljod cardigan.
IKR?!? I can't believe it, either. And the icing on the cake?
It fits way better than the one I made.
I would like to point out a few things. Firstly, this is his first sweater/cardigan ever. Secondly, it's a very involved pattern, with shaping happening all over the place at different times. It was written by Elsebeth Lavold, whose instructions are often confusing in at least a few spots. Furthermore, he altered the pattern a bit as he thought appropriate in order to make it fit me.
I don't know about you, but I find all that compared with how great the cardigan looks to be pretty gobsmacking.
Possibly the best part was that we spent a fair bit of time on our anniversary comparing the two projects, agreeing on where the pattern instructions leave something to be desired, and just basically knitgeeking all over the place. :)
Is it any wonder I've been married to this man for eleven years?