Here he is modelling the finished garment:
It's a guernsey sweater knitting according to the Caister Guernsey pattern in "Knitting Traditional Sweaters" by Madelaine Weston.
Christina and I both knitted guernsey sweaters as part of a 2-person knitalong. The interminable progress of the knitting is documented at Knitalong including my plans to knit my father's initials into his sweater.
I was pleased when i had finished the sweater - it was a challenge of my knitting abilities, and I was quite happy with the results when I packed it away in December. I did also have a small concern that it might not fit well as the sizing was based on secret measurements taken by my mother.
However, not only does it fit really well, but in the 5 days since he received it my father has not removed the guernsey which is very gratifying...almost gratifying enough for me to knit another...almost!