I am quite pleased at the way this is turning out. My plan is to add a finishing detail at the neck edge -- perhaps a knitted-on i-cord edge, which should firm it up so it won't sag and pull all out of shape. This yarn has elasticity in it, so it probably won't sag anyway. I secretly wish that that nicely defining ridge extended all the way around, but I lacked the technical knowledge to accomplish that, and I'll be damned if I'm going back to that now. I think I like it well enough as it is.
I tried it on and it fits so well I'm thinking of turning it into a tank instead of doing sleeves. But I know that sleeves will make it more practical and wearable for me, so I expect I'll soldier on.
I'm not convinced that it's the best color for me, though. The color seems to turn dead when I have it on me. But we shall see. I have to next finish the back (it's completed up to the armholes), and then make the decision about sleeves.
And perhaps all it will need to look great is a nifty outfit with lots of browns in it, and a fabulous new accessory, like, oh I don't know, perhaps this incredible new bag that Elaine C. sent me with the note, "I couldn't let all that lovely paisley fabric go to waste." (Please note, the same blue is in the paisley lining.)
Thanks a million AGAIN, Elaine!
P.S. I'd like to draw your attention to some new buttons at the bottoms of my posts -- "favorite," "reblog," "Tweet this." I think you prolly know what to do with those buttons. I especially like "favorite," which will give me feedback that you liked the post, as well as (I am told -- I have not tried it yet) giving you the chance to "collect" posts that you might want to look back at at some future time.