It is finished
And it's only, um, five months late.
My brother got married in June and moved into a lovely new home. I just couldn't buy him dishes, you know? It's my brother! But with so many babies coming into my life, I was really behind on gift knitting, so I didn't even start this until after the wedding.
Since my brother's tastes are pretty conservative, I knew I'd have to table any crazy crochet patterns or zig-zags. I settled on the Moderne Log Cabin in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, basing the colors on the sofas and pillows in their home. But garter stitch? Wow, that s*** takes forever!
So I'm dropping it in the mail today - a little later than I wanted, but well within a year! I imagine then wrapping themselves in it while watching the Steelers, or spreading it on the floor as they sit in front of their fireplace.