After successes with neckwarmers and a hat or two, I brazenly decided I was ready for Bigger and Better Things in my knitting.
And, thanks to inspiration from Beth and Allegra Wermuth's super accessible Boheme pattern, I'm able to pretend that was true:
Still needs buttons, but the hard part is done--and it came out not too bad, if I do say so myself. However, we'll see if my pride goeth before a fall--I felt so flippin' awesome after I finished this one that I used up a joann's gift card and ordered these with visions of knitting sweaters for my two boys for this winter.
but shoot, that's a lot of yarn.