Well - it's finished - not quite, but the end is almost in sight, and I've managed a sneaky trying-on session to see how it looks.
I like it.
It doesn't look anything like the one in the book (which is very long and more like a coat than a cardigan), but it seems to fit me well.
We'll be away next week on our hols, so expect some Scilliness (we are going to the Isles of Scilly). Haven't decided what knitting to take with me. Something small for sure, but what else? I could really do with some more cardigans in my wardrobe, but it's so much easier, not to mention quicker, to knit something for a small person.