This is what I knitted with the Debbie Bliss 4 ply wool that Hubby gave me for Christmas. It's a vest top and I might take a better photo when it has finished drying. But I was so chuffed to have finally finished it that I whipped out the camera. It looks a bit flat here, but I suppose it should as it is blocking. This photo just shows the unusual pattern up the centre and on either side of the neckline. The neck itself is unusual because it is a long strip of ribbing sewn on. The edges of the short sleeves were finished the same way. So, although it was boring to knit acres of stocking stitch, my interest was held by the pattern on the front.
I am not a lover of beige but this colour will go with a lot of my blouses and I can see myself wearing it a lot. Hubby and Daughter both like it, which is amazing. It is not a colour or type of wool that I would have chosen myself, but I can tell that Hubby is pleased that I knitted something with the wool he (or the staff in his office) chose for me. I have dropped a few hints that the wool is a little thinner than I would have chosen. But I don't think they registered. Oh dear!
I can't say how pleased I am that I can now start knitting something else....maybe something smaller, quicker and more colourful.
Just editing this to show the photo of the full top after it dried. The photo makes it look huge. It is actually just long enough to cover my hips and wide enough to be loose and comfortable over tops.