My latest finished project is a cover for my hot water bottle. Late in 2016, Jamieson & Smith announced that they were hosting a knitalong. The deadline is March 20th. The theme is Shetland's Fire Festival, Up Helly Aa.
You could make anything you wanted as long as you used at least 5 of the 8 colors they listed, and no others. Also, you had to include some fairisle knitting. I thought about different items - scarf, mittens, sweater, hat, but finally decided that what I really wanted to make was a cover for my naked hot water bottle. At first I thought I'd design something myself, but on looking through some free patterns on Ravelry I discovered what I was looking for was available and there was no need to re-invent anything...except for the fish at the bottom, which are mine.
Patterns: Three Seasons in Scotland
hot water bottle cover used as a template.
Needles: US #2.5 / 3.0 mm
and US #3 / 3/25 mm
Size: One size
Yarn: All Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight
Ravelry Link: Up Helly Aa Hot Water Bottle Cover
I'm working on another knitalong project, this time from the island of Fair Isle. I'll have more time to work on it now. The deadline for it is in March.