I like the way it turned out, but there are a couple of things I still want to do before I wear it. Blocking would be the first thing, and I have given it the first warm bath of its life. At the moment it is drying on a screen. Never ceases to amaze me how the stitches smooth out after blocking. Didn't need any wires in this one, just laid it out flat. Second thing I'll be doing is adding a band of ribbon to the back of the button bands. The knitting is wonderfully soft, but it isn't likely to support buttonholes and buttons without sagging. So rather than wait for that to happen, I'll be putting the ribbon on to stabilize it.
This brute of a skein is the beginning of a sweater project from the color study yarns. This is the 50/50 blend of GNR and Dolly Dorset. Love the heathering and the color. This isn't the softest wool, so it will definitely be outerwear. Haven't worn much green lately, but it is a good color for me and I'll enjoy working with my handspun on a larger project. Statistics: 270 yards, 74 grams; 50/50 GNR/Dolly; spindle spun singles clockwise, Navajo plied counterclockwise 14 treadles.