I get the question all the time, how long does it take to make that? My answer? I have no clue. Depends on how far back you go I guess. How do you express that the point isn't racing to a finish line with a timer? I sort of meander around aimlessly with my fiber hobby. I make decisions as I go along, with no final objective in mind most of the time. Every step of the process (except for shearing) is executed with the sole objective of enjoying what I am doing at the moment. I don't look at the lamb and see a sweater. I enjoy the lamb. I mess around with dyes. I feel like sitting at the wheel and grab some fiber. Once in a while I want to make something and I dig around to see what I have in my stash at any point in the process (wool, roving, yarn) that's closest to the final point.