This jumper was very fast to knit and just as well because I needed to go to Australia to meet my first (and I'm told, only) grandson, Heath. He was not quite one week old when I arrived but had started life at over ten pounds, so he was well on his way already.
I did buy some wool there - some Australian Heirloom mohair and wool blend, a 12-ply in cerise - from the wool shop in Katoomba which is closing down after fifteen years. Such a shame, although I admit I got 40% off the wool because of their sale.
I also visited Morris and Sons in York Street in Sydney. It was very fashionable and quite expensive. I bought just the one ball of a mohair and silk blend from Italy. I would post photos of these purchases but after all the excitement the flu has got me and I'm confined to quarters. The excitement included a Sibelius concert at the Opera House and afterwards Aschkenazy himself signed my programme. No wonder my system has decided to close down.