Teresa lives in Ohio and was here in the summer for a visit. She bought wool and a pattern (an Alice Starmore) at the store to knit herself an Eriskay gansey (Eriskay is an island in the Outer Hebrides group of northern Scotland).
Ganseys are complex to knit and a quick browse through Ravelry makes it clear that it takes some people A Very Long Time to knit one.
Teresa finished hers in about three months and is starting one for her husband. Here's hers. Absolutely gorgeous.