Here it is! This was an interesting project. I love the pattern. That in itself is fun to knit. But the yarn I chose, Paton's Soy Wool Stripes wasn't much of a pleasure to work with at all. It's loosely spun and split easily especially when trying to work it with a larger more blunt needle. But I guess in the end the yarn does feel nice and look nice and the finshed piece will still make a lovely gift.
I'm thinking now that I might just spend the extra cash and buy some Manos to make another one for me!!!