About a year ago, I finished knitting my husband a jumper (see here). It started as a labour of love, and finished with me swearing off Zhivago forever, and vowing never EVER to knit a men's jumper on 3.5mm needles.
As the memories of knitting that jumper are pushed quietly into the dim and dusty corners of my mind, I decided it was time to have another go at declaring my love ... in the sweaterly form.
I'm knitting it in Cleckheaton Country 12 ply (on special at Tapestry Craft/Morris & Sons), on 6mm needles. It's progressing at speed. And because of the construction, I can try it on the recipient as it grows, to make sure that this time, the jumper fits! (I took a photo to demonstrate this, but the model indicated that the jumper looked funny, and insisted that it never be shown publicly).
So here's a photo of it all scrunched up, on our (very dirty) outside table.
Don't let the photo deceive you ... it's really a very black, black.