Although I wasn't able to get the cardigan done by the end of August, I did finish it the first week of September. Here it is before blocking and close to the true colour.
Slightly closer view but colour is off.
Close-up of detail at yoke.
Detail on cuff.
We exchanged gifts on my birthday. It shrunk and pilled when I washed it. I'm more than a little disappointed but she still likes it and she's happy that the sleeves fit. Had plenty of yarn leftover. Have already made her a hat that I'm gifting her today at her party. Still have a skein remaining. Not sure what I'm going to do with that yet.