Finally, an FO
Comments: I loved knitting this sweater! After my problems finishing the Ribby Cardi, I needed a project that involved little finishing, and this was the perfect antidote, since it's knit totally in the round. I made only a couple changes to the pattern, namely adding 1-2" in length to both the middle part of the torso and to the bottom. I also did one fewer increase for the hips than what the pattern called for, since I didn't want it to flare out any more than it does. Being able to try the sweater on as I went made a huge difference to the overall fit. And, as far as finishing, I actually really enjoyed the picot edging, believe it or not.
I substituted yarn, which, at less than $5/ball, made this the most economical sweater I've knitted. After wearing the sweater for a full day (including a 3-hour plane flight and a 2-hour car ride), I'm a little concerned that it will grow. I did wash my swatch and block it prior to knitting, and the sweater didn't grow noticeably when I blocked the sweater as a whole, but it definitely wasn't as form-fitting in the evening as it was in the morning. And let's just say I don't think I lost weight during the day.