I used all British wool and it's really cozy. I added twelve rows to the pattern and to mimic some of the lovely hap shawls being created in the KAL, I decided to just stripe a border at the bottom, using some happy colours from my stash. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I also got a little carried away at the Black Sheep annual sale and bought quite a bit of discontinued Rowan Summer Tweed. I've started Humbug by Carol Meldrum which should be a funky summer jumper. The yarn is knitting up beautifully - it's 70% silk, 30% cotton.
And I've just finished Hexagon #5 in the Rowan CAL in which I learned the popcorn stitch. My hexes are a bit wonky but I'm hoping they will even out with blocking. It was a very pretty stitch to crochet; I could see myself doing a whole blanket some day in this motif.
I can't wait to seam all these together!