The original yarn Vaila is knit with is Malabrigo, a heavy worsted yarn, but Brenda knit hers with Mirasol Tupa, a DK weight yarn. No matter the project and yarn, Brenda will knit until the sweater is perfect. I love that attitude.
Go check out her Ravelry Project Page to look at all the fab sweaters she has knit over the years. I am proud to know you for almost 6 years girl! We met at the Sheep when it first opened and have remained friends since.