The following was what I had drafted in a post in October 2008. Yeah, it took me a while to post FO pics. *sheepish grin*
Technically, Talia has been finished quite a while ago. To be precise, I remember weaving in her ends on 9/14, the weekend when I was recovering from my wisdom teeth removal.
Pattern: Talia from the Spring 2008 Knitty, also available as a downloadable PDF at the Sweaterbabe's website
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Colorway 2401 (Burgundy)
Amount: Almost 3 balls
Needles: US 9 24", and US 9 12" circulars for the shoulder straps
Mods: None really, if you don't count the fact that I had crocheted the shoulder straps (right sides together) instead of seaming.
All in all, I'm quite satisfied with Talia. The sad thing was the yarn stained my needles and even after using rubbing alcohol, my needles will forever have a pinkish tint. :-( My only concern was that it stretched out a lot after washing because I had probably knitted loose. If I make another one, I will shorten the length and knit at a tighter gauge. My boyfriend actually picked out the buttons for me in Vancouver when we went to a huge discount yarn/notions store called Dressew. They were on clearance, and all 4 buttons cost me $2.00 total! (Not sure what that comes out to in USD, but it can't be too different.) Aisles and aisles of inexpensive yet beautiful buttons, and I only came away with these ones and 12 black ones. Yes, I am still kicking myself.