I never thought of having her measure a sweater she already has...what a great idea! Thanks for the information.
I have mailed her pics of two patterns, October Frost and Rene that I thought I could tackle (based on difficulty ratings and comments) and that I thought she might like. Now I just have to see which she chooses. I've already put myself on the waitlist at the library for the book that has the October Frost pattern, just is case. Also, I will have to make the sweater out of acrylic so she can machine wash & dry it. I have some KnitPicks Brava Worsted in Hunter green that I think will work (she loves green) if I can get gauge on it. If I can't get gauge I'll have to do math and that could be catastrophic for all involved, especially as I'm not sure of what adjustments will need to be made. Oh well, getting pushed out of one's comfort zone every once in a while is therapeutic...right??
Thanks to everyone for your input. I'll post updates once I get started on it, which may be awhile especially if there is math involved...math is not my strong suit. :whoosh: