Finally got up the nerve to try a sweater. Should be no problem if I can knit socks, right? but new territory. Plus, a lot of adjustments to make to accommodate my size. So started with what is basically a shrug with a big buttonhole! Using magic loop method did the sleeve, and decided to go with a shaped shoulder using short rows, rather than a dolman style sleeve. Then bound off a few inches for the underarm and began knitting across. from here, will pick up stiches going around and do the body of the piece. So far have used a bit more than 3 skeins of the shown bulky yarn @ 100grams /skein = 164yards/skein.
Even though I measured as I went along, you can see I got the neck/head opening a little off center. of course, a bit of yarn and a crochet hook will even that out. The 7 skeins of this yarn that enabled me to be brave and finally take this step was a part of a big bag of yarn that cost me $10. So its my time involved in this learning process. This will give me a good idea of how much yarn I need to consider when looking at lots in the thrift shop.
Right now, am going to take a break and got back and do a pair of anklets. Then finish the sweater.