Here's Brendan's anniversary present. It's Kim Hargreaves' Windswept cardigan from Rowan's A Yorkshire Fable, knit from (discontinued) Yorkshire Tweed Chunky as well as Scottish Tweed Chunky. I cast on in January but only knit a couple inches of ribbing, and came back to it over the summer. It only took about a month to finish, since the fair isle pattern wasn't too tedious and I was using #10.5 and 11 (i.e., very big) needles. There's a women's version, which calls for a buckle closure, but the men's version is meant to hang open. I added five buttons and I like it much better that way. It looks so nice and snuggly on him, like a rustic smoking jacket.
I haven't blogged much about my knitting, in part because I know (or assume?) most of the folks reading this are more interested in the travel and literary bits. And, truth be told, I'd have more to say about my (frequent) mishaps than the occasional successful FO ("finished object," for the uninitiated). I should show you my first sweater—mercifully, I never finished it. I would have looked like a Muppet.