Yes - Eileen is finished.
Better pictures will follow, but it's nice to have this one off the needles. It was a good knit, and I never got bored with it - I just have so many other projects I need to do - Christmas is creeping up!
Eileen used just six skeins of Madeline Tosh Heritage Wool in Antique Lace (the yarn is now discontinued according to Ravelry - though it just came out last year). I was pretty lucky and got a decent set of mostly matching skeins. I still alternated skeins on the fronts and back, and the overall affect is pretty even for a hand dye.
It's not the softest yarn I've ever knit with, but the pieces did soften a bit with the soaking and blocking. The really nice part about the yarn, while it has a bit of a rustic feel (it doesn't have the smoothness of a superwash) it's not itchy at all. I was quite surprised and it was one of the reasons I made a cardigan - that way I could layer it if it was itchy.
The cats absolutely adore this one. Sewing it up was a challenge because at any given moment I had Rocky or Peno trying to snuggle in it in my lap.
So... now it's onto some Christmas socks methinks!