I made a jumper for a male member of the family back at the beginning of last year, and ran out of yarn to do the neck band, so had to order more. I knew that I would never get the same dyelot, and I only needed one ball, ( the ball size is 200 gms) so thought I would order enough to do something else with.
At the time I had plans to make a blanket, one of those half fabric half crocheted ones, but that went by the wayside and I decided to make myself a cardigan instead.
The pattern is from my Paytons Classic Cardigan book, and then I just added a pattern up the front from my Knitting Dictionary 900 Stitch Patterns book.
It's warm, it's comfortable, and I had a devil of a time trying to find buttons that would suit.