So the ends still need to be sewn in – I still call it finished!
Here’s a close-up:
The yarn is Lana Grossa Riso which my parents purchased for me on a trip to Texas a few years ago. (They actually looked up “yarn store” in the phone book while on vacation, and went to one specifically to find me some unusual yarn for a birthday present. How cool is that?!) I don't think this yarn is produced anymore, since my search didn't turn up any good links.