It is finally complete and I'm very surprised to say that I love, love, love it. I proudly wear many of my knit creations (those that I don't end up spontaneously gifting to people), but this particular project feels like one of those favorite outfit additions that will always live on in my closet.
The reason this took so ridiculously long to complete is because I have this irrational hatred for projects with mostly garter stitch. I need a stitch pattern to keep things interesting or it will always be the project I put aside. Also, this pattern features ribbing (shudder). But the pattern Mara by MadelineTosh, is wonderfully simple and makes for a lovable finished product.
I've talked about the yarn here before, Tosca Light (Lang Yarns). It was another reason why I had some trouble with this project. The colorway is so beautiful that I have yet to take a photograph that can show the colors properly. However, it is partially acrylic, which I don't enjoy knitting with most of the time.
Hooray for FO!