I managed to finish something for her I'm very happy with!
And she did like it.
The pattern of this shouldrette comes from Vogue Knitting on the go - vintage knits, it is very easy and comes out absolutely well (rav link).
I used Mondial Merino Plus (52% wool - 48 Acrylic) and 6mm needles.
The colours are beautiful, and the shouldrette was very well received: it really fits well and will warm her up ... next winter!