But, it's done now! Actually it was done a couple weeks ago, but I was awaiting the arrival of the buttons. In the meantime, I had enough yarn left to make a matching bonnet!
Longer than a month seems like a long time to complete a baby sweater, but I swear that for me, it is a record. Especially considering that I had a small setback in the beginning when I somehow skipped over the words "each end" in the pattern, and had to frog the entire back of the garment. And especially taking into account that I knitted mostly in fits and spurts, without so much as 30 minutes to sit and work continuously (such is life these days with a micheivious little one running all around, meals to prepare, and animals to care for). I've embraced this way of working, though, and the little time spent knitting each day has been a balm for my soul. I'm so proud of this first ever little sweater. It's not nearly as complicated as the many beautiful things made by so many talented knitters out there, but I think it's the best thing I've made yet (minor mistakes and all). So thanks for letting me share it with you.
I will now inundate you with photos.