Well the little gold cardigan is finished! My first actual garment is wearable. The amazement I felt when I knit my sister a very simple snood (scarf with decreases, knit flat and sewn up, as easy as it comes) and saw actual fabric coming from the needles has diminished somewhat. I am still pleased, but with a little skill has come a lot of frustration and spotting of errors! With each knitting project, though, I have learned so much. For example: stitch markers, despite their moniker, do not go on stitches. They go on your needles. Ahem.
Thank goodness for You Tube, where the patience of the video makers is eternal. But here it is, mistakes and all. I met tiny Emilia yesterday, and was reassured by her tiny-ness. It will fit! At present it is under my sofa cushion, so I can sit cluckily atop it whilst it flattens out a bit.
No more knitting for now: there are sycamore leaves to cut for the next quilt.