Hi to my fellow a4Aer's.
Here's the sweater I finished today. I had hoped to get my neighbor's girl to model it, but it's pouring rain here so I probably won't see her today, and I need to get this in the mail. And Sue ordered me to post a photo when I was done. ;-) This was crocheted with Lions Wool yarn that I picked up last March when Hobby Lobby decided not to carry it anymore. (Thanks again to whoever gave the heads up on that great bargain; I don't remember who it was.) I followed the largest size in the instructions (12) and went up one size for the hooks because I tend to crochet tightly.
Thanks again to cti and Sue, for all your help and encouragement when I got stuck on the pattern, to my hubby for picking out the buttons, and especially for not grumbling about how behind I got on my house work while I crocheted night and day to finish this sweater. It turned out thick and warm!