This is my first time posting a completed project, and I'm very happy with how it turned out because I had to frog this thing about 4 times to get everything correct through trial and error. But it was worth it!
I substituted Austermann Koala in #13 Burnished Apricot instead of the GGH, which I did find online but it was too expensive. For the ties, I used the Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in Allspice. (I got it from Elann.com.)
And here are the pictures
It's so cute, and when I wore it out today I got a compliment from a guy who asked where I got it, and he seemed surprised when I answered that I'd made it. He asked how, and I said, "Knitting!" Then he was even more surprised.