She may be sans buttons, but I wove in the final ends with an hour left in February. Atlantic Time. Voila:
I finished it Saturday night, late, wore it Sunday to a knitting gathering and then today as well. So far I've gotten way more compliments on the hair pin holding it together than the sweater but then people realize I knit it and they compliment the sweater as well. I'm happy. It was a great knit, simple, and lovely in the semi-solid yarn. I used very nearly all of the KP Wool of the Andes Kettle Dyed yarn, 8 skeins for a size "38.5". Size 7 needles. I actually had to tink out the last row I knit as I had hoped to have enough for just one more row before binding off. I backtracked a little and bound off when I should have. And there are a few feet of yarn leftover.
That's another great thing about this project - knit top down, you can make the most of your yarn. I might have made slightly longer sleeves if I'd had another skein. I like this yarn a lot and the color is lovely but there was a lot of variation within the same dyelot. Several skeins were nearly solid, so I had to do a bit of alternating to spread out the darker sections of more solid yarn. I would knit with this again, definitely.