I've successfully finished the body of the valley cardigan! At first I was worried about the hand dyed look since there is quite a difference in shades of color, but I really really like it now that it's all knitted up. This project has taken me quite some time and I think it is because I keep starting other projects and placing this cardigan aside. I love to start big projects but my attention span seems to waiver. Yesterday I casted on the first sleeve (after a six day break....). I did decide to keep to the original pattern and make the cuffs for the sleeve. I'm quite excited knowing that I am very close to the end.
A dear sweet friend gave me a knitting present, which is the best kind of present to get. The last photo is a fun tape measure (or is it a measurer?), I think she bought it at a yarn shop near or in Ithaca NY. Not too sure about that. So of course I am looking for things to measure ;)