It's finished! Here I am modelling my big fluffy item on my Dad's incredibly expensive Italian sofa, posing pretentiously. I'm particularly pleased with the sleeves, as I'd got my cable-eights really sorted by then.
Sadly the acrylic yarn I used is not bobble-resistant at all, but it doesn't seem to shed; its moth-resistance will have to be tested later in the year when it gets put away for the summer.
My next knitting commission will take me a good long time; a friend of mine wants a 'sexy cable-knit' which is 'yuppie-y, but not too much' and the pattern I have gives the required gague in cable-stitches, so I will have to swatch like mad. If I have any crafting-budget left over after the holiday season, I can feel more needle-felting coming on. It's high time I combined it with beads to make easy, Simple birthday presents to last the rest of 2013.