Since moving to a warmer climate some 7 years ago where knitwear is only needed for a couple of months a year I have been knitting squares for charity as I have plenty of jumpers in 'stock'.
This rug is for St John Ambulance and they send them somewhere overseas, Africa I think. I got this one from my sister and I have modified it to suit.
A few years ago when i first started knitting I made a baby sweater. all went well except that the work was a little stretchy. being new, I was very careful to keep my tension even and to match the required gauge.
A friend in our local knitting group gave me a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock that she'd bought in England. So in a fit of originality, I knit a pair of plain ribbed socks out of it. They almost match. I actually often like it when they don't match completely.
Pattern from a Vogue Knitting book 1961