That yellow cardigan is now being blocked. I knitted it in 8ply wool, which is rather heavy, so I expect it will take 3 or 4 days to dry properly.
Now I need new project. I find sewing at night takes a toll on my eyes, so night time is the time for knitting. As the nights start to close in there is nothing nicer than sitting in Aunty Katie's old chair, which really should go to the dump, and knitting whilst listening to music or the radio. After the amount of time the last project took , just over a year, but it seems so much longer, I need something that I can get finished in a couple of weeks.
To that end I have decided on some mittens and hat.
Now I know that the wool in the illustration is thicker than the left-over 8ply I have to hand so I am going to have to swatch the wool and change the guage. That might take a few attempts but I have so much left over wool I am not going to buy more.
I also promised my husband a new sweater in a moment of rashness. He has long arms, from rowing all his life, and he just can't get the length of sleeves he needs. This time I bought a pattern to match the wool but after swatching find I will have to select a smaller needles. This will take a month or longer to knit so I will do this next. Then I have the wool for my gloves! They will be next on the list. And the girls need new cardigans.....