I finished the Cropped Duster! I really wanted to get some wear out of this before the cold weather completely disappears, so I was glad to be done. More pictures and details are in the Gallery if you are interested.
In other good news, I was able to get the Fifi pattern! I contacted Kristeen through Ravelry and I was able to buy the pattern from her online. Hooray! Now that I have the pdf, I'll be swatching for it in the next day or two. I've also been swatching that Blue Skys Alpacas Dyed Cotton for the Mirabella cardigan, and I think it will work! So all in all, things are looking good.