I found some wool online that I liked the look of and bought myself 13 balls - Sirdar Supersoft Aran, Scrummy Plum. It didn't hurt that it was reduced too.
On 1 Jan 2016 I started knitting and from then on I spent most of my spare time adding to it. Two and a half months later and I have a finished cardy. It's been crazy to watch it grow. It's my biggest project so far, and when I joined the front pieces and back together to make the hood, I did start to wonder what I was creating.
The idea is to leave this in the office to be used any time I need it, without needing to carry this heavy monster around with me. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I might have made it a bit longer, but actually it's perfect for sitting on an office chair. My next challenge is to make something more fitted. But for now a little break from knitting I think...
NOTE: I just spent all day wearing this and I loved it! And I got some lovely feedback from the guys I work with. My only problem now is what to do with my cold feet!