Here as promised is a pic of my first finished BIG object and it's fab!...........even if I say so myself. I loved knitting it and have worn it lots over long sleeved t-shirts.
Need to try another pair of plain socks next, as I got a little muddled on the heel of my first pair and I am already champing at the bit to do something more complicated sockwise. I KNOW it will only end in tears if a don't practise a little more with the basic ones first. Watch this space!