Speaking of pros…Pat is definitely up there.  She took one ball of Garnstudio Verdi and used less than 1/2 for this sweater (well, it is a really BIG ball as you can see. Pat is holding one in the first photo).  Knit bottom up in the round, and then back and forth.  Pat worked the colour changes in perfectly, and fits her just right.  She had the rhinestone zipper kicking around–it sparkles better in the real world.  Congrats Pat!  Now what to do with more than 1/2 ball of Verdi?  Shawl, poncho, another sweater?